Other Criminal Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Police bribery and corruption article page. Everything you need to know about Police bribery and corruption according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Police bribery and corruption

According to VIC Law for the charge of Police bribery and corruption:

Police Regulation Act 1958 – SECT 95
Bribery and corruption

95. Bribery and corruption

(1) A member of the force must not-

(a) take or solicit any bribe, pecuniary or otherwise; or

(b) take or solicit any payment from, or make any collusive agreement with, another person to neglect the member’s duty, to take advantage of the member’s position or to act in such a manner as to bring discredit to the force.

The Maximum Penalty – Police bribery and corruption

According to VIC Law for the charge of Police bribery and corruption, 100 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Police bribery and corruption

1. The accused is a member of the police force

2. The accused took or solicited a bribe or inappropriate payment.

3. The bribe or inappropriate payment was to neglect the police member’s duty, to take advantage of the police member’s position or to act in a way that brings the force into disrepute.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Police bribery and corruption

1. Factual dispute
2. Lack intent
3. Honest and reasonable mistake of fact

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Police bribery and corruption

Magistrates’ Court or County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009