Trans-Tasman intelligence sharing pact targets organized crime
Monday, November 12th, 2012
On Monday, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and New Zealand Police (NZP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to improve intelligence sharing on issues of organized crime. John Lawler, the chief executive of the ACC, stated that improved intelligence sharing would “inform strategies to reduce supply, demand, and harm” to both countries. Mark Evans, director of intelligence for the NZP, highlighted the agility, resiliency, and innovation of transnational criminal organizations as reinforcing the need for the MOU.