Simon Corbell has announced he’s appointing the AFP’s Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers to the the ACT Chief Police Officer:
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers is an ideal person for the role of the ACT’s top police officer having spent two decades working in a range of community policing roles across the Territory,” Mr Corbell said.
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers worked in almost every police station in Canberra during his 20 years in community policing, so he is very familiar with what the job entails.
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“During this time, Assistant Commissioner Lammers worked in general duties, criminal investigations, taskforces, support and leadership roles.
“He managed ACT Policing’s human resources area where he implemented a range of new HR policies linking police education to investigative outcomes.
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers also led ACT Policing’s brief management, coroner’s office, traffic adjudication, firearms registry and warrants execution. He was the Registrar of Firearms, significantly reducing the numbers of firearms in the ACT.”
Assistant Commissioner Lammers joined AFP National in 2002 where he is currently Chief Information Officer. Assistant Commissioner Lammers received the Australian Police Medal (APM) for contribution to community policing, ACT Operations, Federal Operations and International Police Operations in the 2011 Australia Day Honours List.
Assistant Commissioner Lammers has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Management and a Diploma of Public Safety (Policing). He is admitted as a lawyer in the ACT.
“I welcome the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Lammers as ACT Chief Police Officer, and I would like to thank Deputy Chief Police Officer, David Pryce for his work as Acting Chief Police Officer during the past couple of months.
UPDATE: ACT Policing has sent out their 2c:
Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers was today (Monday, July 1) appointed as the Chief Police Officer for the ACT.
Assistant Commissioner Lammers replaces former Assistant Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, who left the AFP for a senior executive role in Customs and Border Protection.
Chief Police Officer Lammers brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served with the AFP for 31 years, 20 of which have been with ACT Policing.
A career police officer and a qualified lawyer, Assistant Commissioner Lammers said that while he has worked in varied roles across the broader AFP, community policing in his home town remains very close to his heart.
“I began my career in ACT Policing as a constable, then progressed through the ranks to sergeant, superintendent and commander, and I enjoyed every minute of it,” Assistant Commissioner Lammers said.
“For a police officer whose career began here in Canberra all those years ago, the Chief Police Officer role is an aspirational one, and I’m both honoured and delighted to accept it.
“I plan to build on past successes of the CPO in the areas of customer service, community engagement, crime prevention, road safety and investigations.”
Assistant Commissioner Lammers said he will continue to focus on anti-social behaviour, property crime, and to make sure that the community continues to feel safe at home, at work and on the roads.”