A QUEENSLAND police officer has been charged with nine counts of computer hacking.
The 52-year-old senior constable, identified only as being attached to the Road Policing Command, allegedly conducted numerous unauthorised searches on police computers.
In a statement, the Queensland Police service said the searches were not connected with official duties.
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The officer has since been served with a Notice To Appear for nine counts of computer hacking and is due to front Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 30.
“This matter will be subject to further consideration within the QPS disciplinary system,” police said.
“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.”
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