The Inspector of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (the LECC) is an independent statutory officer whose primary role is to provide oversight of the LECC and its officers in the manner in which it carries out its functions. The Inspector’s own functions and powers to do this are set out in Part 9 of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 (“the LECC Act”)
The Inspector has the following principal functions:
The Inspector also has separate functions as:
The Inspector has extensive powers to investigate the conduct of the LECC and its officers. They include:
The Inspector may:
In order to carry out his functions the Inspector may hold inquiries and has the powers, authorities, protections and immunities conferred on a Commissioner under the Royal Commissions Act 1923.
The Inspector is also subject to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.