National police checks

Last updated
28 June 2021

If requested to do so by their employing parliamentarian, new ongoing and non-ongoing MOP(S) Act employees need to complete the National Police History Check (NPHC) form (see related resources) before commencing employment and email it to MaPS Help Desk.

MaPS will submit the completed form to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) for processing through the National Police Checking Service (NPCS).

NPHC results are only valid at the date the results are released. If an employee changes office, the new employer may request a new check.

In accordance with ACIC requirements, MaPS retains copies of NPHC results for no more than three months, or until after a dispute resolution process has been finalised.

Each police check will return either:

  • No Disclosable Court Outcomes (NDCO), where there is no disclosable police history information held by any police agencies
  • Disclosable Court Outcome/s (DCO), where there is police history information returned by one or more police agencies that may pertain to the employee.

A parliamentarian and the relevant staff member will only be notified if there's a DCO. Parliamentarians should ensure that NPHC results are stored in a locked cabinet.