The Australasian Institute of Policing

The Australasian Institute of Policing has been established by practitioners, for practitioners to further the policing profession and is therefore independent from police employers, government and the various industrial bodies.

More information as to the history and objects of the association can be found in our About Us section.




Hope this finds you well and looking forward to a successful and rewarding 2021.

The AiPol Police Journal seeks to offer our readers access to papers which include a more general discussion basis on policing and law enforcement related topics.

Articles are normally around 4-5000 words long (or less) fully Harvard referenced and should have an abstract of around 100-150 words.

The next journal is due to the publishers on November 8, 2021. If you have some copy that is readily available to fit within the broad theme, we would be pleased to receive your work.

Advertising and copies of previous AiPol journals please email or fill in the contact us page.

Instructions to Authors and submission guidelines can be found here Submission Guide

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Gangsters, cops and Lawyer X


In 2005, eight years after the murder of the underworld figure Alphonse Gangitano kicked off a long and bloody gangland war on the streets of Melbourne, a prominent criminal barrister agreed to become a registered police informant in exchange for a promise that her identity would be kept secret.

The woman – known variously as Lawyer X, EF, and informer 3838 – had represented some of the gangland war’s most infamous figures, including Carl Williams and Tony Mokbel. Thirteen years later, a royal commission has been announced into what has become one of the biggest legal scandals and most appalling cases of police misconduct in Australian history.

Read the full article on pages 5 & 6 of the latest AiPol Journal.




To coincide with the recent release into circulation of a special coloured $2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of Police Remembrance Day, the Royal Australian Mint will have a Pop-Up stall at the Wall to Wall riders event, to be held on Saturday 14 September in the Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park Canberra.
You will be able to swap cash for sachets of the freshly minted $2 coins and purchase other Mint products associated. There will be more coin swaps across the country in September.
Keep an eye out for the giant Police Remembrance Day $2 coin too – it’s the perfect backdrop for a photo with your mates!
Note: These coins have been released early to banks throughout Australia, to allow them time to reach circulation in time for Police Remembrance Day in September.



Journal Now Available Online

Volume 13 Number 3 September 2021

The latest edition of the Australasian Institute of Policing journal has now been distributed to AiPol Police members.

It can also been found at:


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