A 40-year-old male sergeant from the South Eastern Region has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.
The officer is the subject of an investigation that he conducted unauthorised searches on the Queensland Police Service QPRIME computer system that were not connected with the official duties. As a result he has been issued with a notice to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court on 31 January 2017 in relation to one charge of Computer Hacking, section 408E of the Criminal Code Act 1899.
In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct. This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.
Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf
Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm