Australian Criminal Intelligence Model (ACIM) Strategy 2012-15

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Management Model (the Model) and associated Management Strategy 2012-15 defines criminal intelligence as insights and understanding obtained through analysis of available information and data on complex offending patterns, serious organised crime groups or syndicates and individuals involved in various type of criminal activities.

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The Australian intelligence landscape is comprised of state, territory and federal law enforcement agencies that operate within and across three separate but intersecting domains, national security serious and organised crime, and policing and community safety.

Our state, territory and federal governments have overlapping responsibilities with respect to how we respond to criminal intelligence at local and national levels. In delivering this response, all jurisdictions and the Commonwealth are dedicated to nationally consistent methodology for the management of criminal intelligence.

The Model and Strategy provide an agreed set of common standards, best practices and information sharing protocols for management of criminal intelligence assets.

The Model and Strategy provide a framework to harness and share our intelligence sharing with the appropriate underpinning technology, supportive policy and legislative frameworks. The Strategy mission, strategic objectives and underpinning principles guide us towards achieving our vision of intelligence partnerships for a safer Australia.

The Strategy will be renewed in late 2015, and is an initiative of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Forum.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Forum is comprised of heads of intelligence from the following agencies:

  • Australian and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA)
  • Australian Capital Territory Police
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • Attorney General’s Department (AGD)
  • Australian Security and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
  • Department of Border Protection (DIBP)
  • New South Wales Police
  • Northern Territory Police
  • Queensland Police
  • South Australia Police
  • Tasmania Police
  • Victoria Police
  • Western Australia Police