Publications - Police Complaints - Fact Sheets

Factsheet No. 22 Making a civil claim for compensation against NSW Police
10 September 2021

This fact sheet explains the most common civil claims against NSW Police, and provides a brief overview of...

Factsheet No.21 Police complaints
10 September 2021

This factsheet provides information on making a complaint about NSW police.

Factsheet No. 23 Strip searches and your rights
10 September 2021

This factsheet provides an overview of the law about strip searches in NSW.

Factsheet No. 20 Police powers under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW)
10 September 2021

This factsheet explains when police can detain you under the Mental Health Act and take you to a mental...

Factsheet No. 19 Reporting Crime to NSW Police & Police Discretion to Investigate
10 September 2021

This factsheet explains how to report a crime and what happens reporting a crime to police.

Factsheet No. 18 Mobile Drug Testing (MDT)
10 September 2021

This factsheet outlines your rights and responsibilities if police stop you while driving and ask you to...

Factsheet No.17 Confiscation of Property by police
10 September 2021

This factsheet provides information on what to do if police conficate your property.

Factsheet No. 16 Police searches
10 September 2021

This fact sheet has information about when police can search you or your property.

Factsheet No.15 Body-worn video
10 September 2021

This factsheet gives information about Body-worn video (BWV) in NSW. BWV is a portable camera worn by some...

Factsheet No. 7: Lockdown laws: COVID-19 rules and Police Powers in NSW
03 September 2021

NSW's COVID-19 public heath orders are complex, and continue to evolve rapidly. It's important to know...

Factsheet No. 14 Lodging a GIPA Application with NSW Police Online
02 February 2021

This is the third factsheet in a three-part series designed to assist you in requesting access to...

Factsheet No. 13 Lodging a GIPA Application by Post
02 February 2021

This is the second factsheet in a three-part series designed to assist you in requesting access to...

Factsheet No. 12 Accessing Information from NSW Police via GIPA
02 February 2021

This factsheet is designed to assist you in requesting access to information held by NSW Police. 

Factsheet No. 11: Quick Tips – Police Powers & Your Rights
27 July 2020

If you are approached by the police, or asked to undergo a search, is important to be informed about your...

Factsheet No. 10: Court Fines – Your Review Rights and Payment Options
07 July 2020

This fact sheet is to help you understand what to do if you have received a court fine. 

Factsheet No. 9: Penalty Notices – Your Review Rights and Payment Options
07 July 2020

There are two types of fines: penalty notices and court fines. This fact sheet is to help you understand...

Factsheet No. 8: On-the-Spot Fines – COVID-19. Your Review Rights and Payment
08 May 2020

This factsheet is to help you understand what to do if you have received a penalty notice for breaching...

Factsheet No.6: Drug Detection Dogs
20 December 2019

This factsheet provides information about NSW Police Drug Detection Dog Standard Operating Procedures. ...

Factsheet No. 5: Quick tips - strip searches
12 December 2019

This factsheet provides some information about strip search law in NSW and what you are required to do if...

Factsheet No. 4: Strip searches and your rights
12 December 2019

This factsheet answers some frequently asked questions about strip searches and your rights.

Factsheet No. 3: Police Search Powers
17 May 2019

This factsheet aims to help you understand police powers in regards to strip searches.

Factsheet No. 2: Police Complaints
10 August 2018

This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about making a formal police complaint in NSW.

Factsheet No. 1: FAQs About Police Powers
27 June 2017

This factsheet answers some frequently asked questions about police powers in NSW.