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Office of the Inspector of the
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission

Inspector’s Accountability

While the Inspector provides oversight for the operations of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC), the Inspector is also accountable through a reporting requirement to a Parliamentary Joint Committee.

Under section 131 of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 (LECC Act), one of the functions of the Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the NSW Crime Commission (the Committee) is to monitor and review the exercise of the Inspector’s functions. The Committee also has the same power in respect of the LECC.

The Committee is authorised to report to both Houses of Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter relating to the Inspector or connected with the exercise of his functions to which, in the opinion of the Committee, the attention of Parliament should be directed. The Committee is also authorised to examine each annual and other report of the Inspector and to report to both Houses of Parliament on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such report.  It can also report any changes it thinks desirable to the functions, structures and procedures of the Inspector.

The Committee cannot investigate a matter relating to particular conduct. Nor can it reconsider a decision made by the Inspector with respect to a decision to investigate, to not investigate or to discontinue the investigation of a particular matter or conduct. 

Complaints about the Inspector's conduct

Under section 165 of the LECC Act a complaint about the conduct of the Inspector or an officer of the Inspector may be made to the NSW Ombudsman. Conduct is defined under the Ombudsman Act 1974 as any action or inaction, or alleged action or inaction, relating to a matter of administration.