The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission was established in 2017 as a permanent independent investigative commission to provide oversight of the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime Commission.
In fulfillment of an election commitment, the NSW Government commissioned former NSW Shadow Attorney General, Mr Andrew Tink AM, to examine ways in which oversight of the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime Commission could be streamlined and strengthened.
In 2015, the Hon. Troy Grant MP released Mr Tink’s comprehensive report, entitled Review of Police Oversight, and announced the NSW Government accepted Mr Tink’s recommendations for a single civilian oversight body for the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime Commission.
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) replaces the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) and the Police Compliance Branch of the NSW Ombudsman with a single oversight body with two clearly defined functions: detecting and investigating misconduct and corruption, and overseeing complaints handling.
The LECC provides the NSW public with a simplified, strong, fair and impartial system of law enforcement oversight in NSW.