Police Bribery and Corruption
The title of the Act governing this offence has been changed from the Police Regulation Act 1958 to the Police Regulation (Pensions) Act 1958 by section 278 of the Victoria Police Act 2013, No. 81/2013.
- Lack of Intent
- Factual Dispute and Concept of Beyond Reasonable Doubt
What penalties can be imposed for a charge of Police bribery and corruption?
- Deferral of Sentencing
- Without Conviction Order
- Adjournment of the Charges on Undertaking (Good Behaviour Bond)
- Community Corrections Order
- Suspended Prison Sentence
- Term of Imprisonment
In essence to prove this charge the Police must show that the accused was a member of the police force and at the time took or solicited a bribe or inappropriate payment from another person. The bribe or inappropriate payment was taken 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.
Links to further information about the charge of Police bribery and corruption:
- Past Patters – Future Directions, Victoria Police and the Problem of Corruption and Serious Misconduct