14 September 2021
Ms Amanda Murtagh
Dear Ms Murtagh
On the 25 August 2021, you sent an email under the Official Information Act 1982
(OIA). You wil find my response to each of your questions below.
• Does the Commissioner maintain an up to date register of complaints
notified to the IPCA under section 15 of the Independent Police Conduct
Authority Act 1988?
Police maintains a database with all complaints that have been notified to the
Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) and which the IPCA have access to
in order to provide oversight of these complaints.
Police also keeps record of the complaints through our National Intelligence
• Where is the register located?
As provided above these are databases maintained on the Police computer
• How is the integrity of the register maintained?
Police has internal auditing capability and the IPCA have oversight of Police
The database is only accessible by a very limited number of employees with
specific permissions based on role. Al transactions are logged and, as previously
You have the right, under s28(3) of the OIA, to ask the Ombudsman to review my
decision if you are not satisfied with the way I have responded to your request.
Superintendent Jason Guthrie
Director: Integrity and Conduct