Experienced professional with a solid management/supervisory background in strategic planning, project management and policy and program development. A comprehensive understanding of Australian government and non government procedure, legislation and law with a proven ability to adapt, learn and transfer inherent skills to diverse professional positions.
Strong interpersonal skills
Crisis and emergency communications
08/2012 to 10/2013
Senior Investigator - Human Trafficking TeamAustralian Federal Police – Melbourne Office
Managed a number of investigations involving Human Trafficking and other offences contrary to Australian Commonwealth legislation.
Liaised with Commonwealth and State Government Departments, International Law Enforcement Agencies and Non Government Organisations.
Planned, coordinated and executed complex operations involving Federal, State and international agencies.
Prepared high quality correspondence suitable for internal and external stakeholders.
Mentored and trained junior team members.
09/2008 to 08/2012
Team Leader - Crime OperationsAustralian Federal Police – Darwin Office
Managed a team of Federal Agents responsible for investigating Commonwealth offences committed in the Northern Territory.
Liaised with government departments such as; Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australian Defence Force, Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecution, Northern Territory Police with regard to People Smuggling, Drug Importations and other Commonwealth Offences
Attending and coordinating responses to critical incidents at Immigration Detention Centres.
Developing policy and procedures with regard to whole of government approach to Immigration Detention Centre management and security.
Chaired Operations Committee meetings involving the weekly requirements of the Darwin Office including; resourcing, budget, training, employee development and planning.
Ensured office adherence to AFP and government policy and procedure
01/2008 to 09/2008
Team Leader - Honiara Criminal Investigation BureauAustralian Federal Police – Solomon Islands
Manage a team of Solomon Island Police and International Participating Police members in the provision of criminal. investigations comprising three offices in the Honiara Region.
Mentoring and liaising with senior Solomon Island Police Force officers and detectives.
Providing high quality reports and briefings to the executive of Regional Assistance Mission Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
Resourcing, planning and coordinating major operations in the Honiara Region involving local and international police officers and other government departments.
Restructuring of entire Criminal Investigation Bureau to reflect best practice and government expectations.
Conduct complex investigations into politically sensitive and serious offences.
11/2006 to 12/2007
Commander of MissionAustralian Federal Police – Kingdom of Tonga
Officer in charge of AFP mission to Tonga (deployment at request of Tongan Government subsequent to pro-democracy riot on 16 November 2006).
Liaison with Tonga Police Force (TPF) Command, Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AusAid, New Zealand Police and other Australian and international government organisations.
Assist Commander - TPF Criminal Investigations with investigation into November 16 riot resulting in 561 briefs of evidence being submitted to Tongan courts.
Assisted TPF command in planning and training for Pacific Island Forum (PIF) held in Tonga in October 2007.
Responsible for reporting to Head of Mission (DFAT), AFP Executive and TPF Command.
Assisted with policy and planning for TPF Development Program.
10/2005 to 10/2006
Detective SergeantVictoria Police – Melbourne Regional Response unit
Officer in charge of a team of plain clothes police officers responsible for complex criminal investigations in the Melbourne Region.
Planning, resourcing and coordinating major events and operations in the Melbourne area.
Originated, developed and managed a crime reduction task force in Melbourne prior to Commonwealth Games.
Development of junior members with a desire to achieve a detective qualification.
11/2002 to 01/2006
SergeantVictoria Police – Fitzroy Police Station
Sergeant at 24 hour custody station in inner city Melbourne. Responsibilities included; prisoner welfare, direction of staff members, customer service.
Portfolios included; Office Correspondence/Administration, Briefs of Evidence and Police Trainee Development. Required to maintain and ensure each portfolio adhered to policy, procedure and expected timeframes. Submission of timely and comprehensive reports on abovementioned portfolios.
Attendance and supervision at critical incidents.
02/1999 to 11/2002
DetectiveVictoria Police – Crime Department
Detective at Homicide Squad, Sexual crimes Squad and Gaming & Vice Squad.
Investigation of serious offences contrary to Victorian Legislation. Preparation of high quality briefs of evidence and court attendance.
04/1994 to 02/1999
UniformVictoria Police – Corio & Swan Hill
Uniform police officer in city and country regions.