Matthew Dacey

Matthew Dacey

Senior Consultant

Matthew is an experienced workplace investigator with extensive experience and training in undertaking and case managing workplace investigations, conducting child protection audits, managing risk and delivering code of conduct presentations, as well as advising senior executives on industrial, ethical and professional standards issues.

Matthew acts with integrity, communicates effectively, thinks and solves problems and delivers results. Matthew is also personable, goal oriented and leads by example with a very strong work ethic and a high degree of commitment. Matthew has the ability and drive to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with senior management, colleagues and with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Matthew has had 20 years investigations experience working in the NSW Government Sector. Some of the government departments Matthew has worked for include:

  • NSW Police Force
  • NSW Ombudsman – Employment-Related Child Protection Division
  • NSW Department of Justice, where he specialised in use of force investigations in relation to Juvenile Justice matters

Professional experience

Misconduct investigations and case management in:

  • Disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Code of conduct breaches
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Corrupt conduct
  • Use of force
  • Fraud

Knowledge and use of:

  • Government Sector Employment Act 2013
  • Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014
  • Part 3A of the Ombudsman Act 1974
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988
  • Crimes Act 1900
  • Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW 2018
  • Procedures for the Administration of The Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW 2018

Investigation examples

  • Misconduct investigations involving code of conduct breaches
  • Reportable conduct investigations involving alleged mistreatment of children and young people
  • Preliminary investigation into inappropriate procurement practices
  • Preliminary investigation into bullying and harassment
  • Preliminary investigations into possible corrupt conduct

Workplace review examples

  • Review of NSW Public Sector recruitment matters
  • Preliminary assessments in relation to council matters
  • Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Diploma of Policing Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)


Certificate IV Government Investigations


  • NSW Police Force Region Commander’s Certificate of Merit
  • NSW Police Force Region Commander’s Commendation
  • NSW Police Force Northern Beaches Local Area Command Citation
  • NSW Police Force Director’s Award for Merit
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