New assistant commissioners announced 26 February

Commissioner Katarina Carroll today announced the appointment of four new assistant commissioners to the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The new assistant commissioners are:

• Assistant Commissioner Brian Swan APM, currently Chief Superintendent, District Officer, Logan District;

• Assistant Commissioner Mark Wheeler APM, currently Chief Superintendent, District Officer, Gold Coast District;

• Assistant Commissioner Katherine Innes, currently Acting Assistant Commissioner, Crime and Intelligence Command; and

• Assistant Commissioner Brian Connors, currently Acting Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support Command.

Commissioner Carroll congratulated the officers on their appointments.

“This is a significant achievement in their careers and I look forward to working with them in their new roles on the QPS Executive Leadership Team,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“The Queensland Police Service is undergoing an important transformation with the Service Alignment Program to better align resources based on capability and service delivery.

“I know these highly regarded officers will be valuable members of the Executive Leadership Team, as we steer the organisation through significant change.”

The assistant commissioners will take up their new positions in the next month.

Further announcements regarding an additional assistant commissioner appointment and the placement of all assistant commissioners will be made in the coming days.


  • Assistant Commissioner Brian Swan APM

  • Assistant Commissioner Mark Wheeler APM

  • Assistant Commissioner Katherine Innes

  • Assistant Commissioner Brian Connors

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