In line with the DIA institutional responsibilities, the Director has the following powers:
- to propose to the District Court having the jurisdiction the adoption of personal and asset-related preventive measures (as to the asset-related measures the DIA Director is the sole Authority having national jurisdiction – Legislative Decree n. 159/11, articles 5 and 17 – ministerial decree 23.12.1992 – Ministerial Decree 30.11.1993);
to order the access to the bank and deposit account registry in order to carry out “asset investigations as part of the preventive activity envisaged by the ad hoc law provisions and in order to adopt preventive measures” (Ministerial Decree n. 269/2000, art. 4, containing the regulation setting up the bank and deposit account registry, as laid down by Law n. 413/1991, art. 20, paragraph 4);
to request the Public Prosecutor, on behalf of the Minister of the Interior, to issue a decree ordering the preventive interception of telephone conversations or communications between those present if the interceptions are “necessary to the ends of preventive measures and to the collection of information as to the offences under article 51, paragraph 3 bis of the code of criminal procedure.” (Legislative Decree n. 306/92, art. 25 ter);
to order undercover investigations into receiving stolen weapons, drugs, money laundering and re-investment of proceeds, slavery and other offences against persons, etc. for which D.I.A. judicial police officers cannot be punished (Law n. 146/2006, art. 9 – Ministerial Decree 23.12.1992);
to order database queries and checks, the collection of data and information as well as inspections as to the subjects under Legislative Decree n. 231/2007, articles from 10 to 14 (including credit institutions, professionals, financial brokers, gambling houses etc.) if there is any suspicion of mafia infiltration (Legislative Decree n. 629/82, art. 1, paragraphs 4 and 1 bis, paragraphs 1 and 4, which was converted into Law n. 726/82 creating the High Commissioner for coordinating the fight against Mafia crimes – Legislative Decree n. 231/07, art. 8, paragraph 4, letter c – Law n. 94/2009, article 2, paragraph 3 – Ministerial Decree 23.12.1992 – Ministerial Decree 01.02.1994 –Ministerial Decree 30.01.2013).
to have access to the ad-hoc Unit of the Data Processing Centre within the Department of Public Security which classifies and processes the data and information on Mafia-type crimes (Ministerial Decree 23.12.1992);
to summon any person under art. 15 of the consolidated text of laws on public security (Ministerial Decree 23.12.1992);
to be notified by the Italian intelligence services, AISI and AISE, of any facts linked to Mafia-type activities (ministerial decree 23.12.1992 – Ministerial Decree 01.02.1994 – Ministerial Decree 30.01.2013).