Terry Gregoriou

Took police reports . . . Terry Gregoriou outside the court. Photo: Kate Geraghty

AS AN intelligence analyst with the NSW Police, Terry Gregoriou had access to highly classified information, including confidential reports on bikie gangs.

He also had a cousin, Peter Vassily, with links to the Comanchero, and a hidden camera trained on his workstation as detectives investigated allegations he was involved in leaking intelligence reports, the Downing Centre Local Court heard yesterday.

Details of the covert investigation emerged as Mr Gregoriou, 33, faced a hearing over offences allegedly committed between November 2008 and December last year.


He is defending four charges of stealing confidential information and three counts of unlawfully disclosing confidential intelligence reports.

Mr Gregoriou, a civilian employee, worked in Parramatta as part of the North Western Region Intelligence Unit. His role involved reviewing and collating information for police, and gave him access to classified information, the court heard.

Officers from the Professional Standards Command began covert surveillance of Mr Gregoriou last year. Detective Sergeant Bret Cordery, in charge of the operation, told the court he placed three intelligence reports on outlaw motorcycle gangs on the statewide police database.

Prosecutors say Mr Gregoriou accessed the confidential reports late last year, printing them out and leaving the office with them.

One report concerned a meeting of members of the Notorious and Comanchero gangs; another related to an illegal Comanchero poker night, the court heard.

Soon after accessing the reports, Mr Gregoriou allegedly contacted his cousin, Mr Vassily. Prosecutors say Mr Vassily has a criminal history and associations with the Comanchero.

Police allegedly recovered confidential documents in the homes of Mr Gregoriou and Mr Vassily, who lived near each other in Dean Park.

Cross-examined by the barrister for the defence, Shane McAnulty, Detective Sergeant Cordery agreed that Mr Gregoriou, who has no criminal history, was entitled to access the intelligence reports and there was no prohibition on him printing such information or taking it with him, as long as it was for legitimate purposes.

The hearing continues today.