The International Hockey Federation's (FIH) new Integrity Unit met for the first time in Lausanne.
Australia's Wayne Snell chairs the group which has been set-up to enforce the governing body's Integrity Code and issue sanctions for any breaches.
The Code sets out general obligations and anti-corruption rules and applies to anyone involved in the activities of the FIH.
This includes athletes, officials and event organisers, as well as members of the FIH's ruling Executive Board.
Members of other Committees and Panels are also included, alongside general staff.
"FIH's Integrity Unit will protect the clean athletes and give all players the best opportunity to operate to the best of their ability, right from the lowest level to the top level," said Snell, an international expert in integrity and sports.
"It will be an independent unit where people can report matters of integrity and seek assistance on integrity-related matters."
Any suspicion of a breach of the Code can be reported via a whistleblowing e-mail address or brought to the attention of FIH chief executive Thierry Weil.
Responsibilities of the new Unit include providing assistance on integrity matters and good governance to the FIH.
Ensuring people covered by the Code are advised on the proper interpretation and application of the rules is another duty, as well as monitoring the development of integrity issues and recommending any new laws.
The Unit will also appoint panels to carry out investigations if required and prepare notices of charge if it is deemed someone has a case to answer.