DOC’s law enforcement policies
IntroductionOur Enforcement Policy and Prosecution Policy guide DOC’s approach to enforcement and decision-making when conservation laws are broken.
- outlines DOC’s enforcement function
- informs the public about how those who don’t comply with conservation laws may be affected by enforcement action
- guides those in DOC responsible for making decisions about enforcement action under conservation laws
- does not apply to prosecution decisions.
The policy sets out principles, guidelines and process DOC will follow when deciding whether or not to initiate criminal proceedings (including in relation to infringement offences), and when considering appeals against Court decisions arising from DOC’s prosecutions.
National Compliance Strategy
This strategy sets out DOC’s national compliance priorities for 2017-2020.