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Our history

By Letters Patent dated 20 May 2015, former NSW Shadow Attorney General Mr Andrew Tink AM was commissioned to examine ways in which oversight of the NSW Police Force and the NSW Crime Commission could be streamlined and strengthened.

Mr Tink submitted a report entitled Review of Police Oversight (the Tink Review) to Government on 31 August 2015. The Tink Review recommended the establishment of a single civilian oversight body for the NSWPF and the NSWCC.

On 26 November 2015, Minister for Police the Hon Troy Grant MP announced the establishment of a new oversight body called the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, which exercises the functions previously carried out by the Police Integrity Commission and the Police Division of the Office of the Ombudsman. The Commission also has additional oversight powers concerning police investigations into critical incidents.

The PIC, the Inspector of the Crime Commission and the PDOO were abolished when the Commission commenced operations on 1 July 2017.