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Monday, 14 December 2009

SIM City

Today Leslie Ross will take up his role as Special Investigations Monitor (SIM).

One of the roles for the SIM is the investigation of complaints made about the Office of Police Integrity. The OPI is responsible for investigations into allegations of misconduct by Victoria Police, including their internal investigations wing, the Ethical Standards Department.

Adopting a broad definition of policing, it might be said that the Special Investigations Monitor polices the police who police the police who police the police who police (read it again; it's gramatically correct).

Judge Ross takes over from David Jones, who has held the position since its creation in 2004.

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