New Deputy Chief Police Officer for ACT

Assistant Commissioner Peter Crozier is joining ACT Policing as the Territory’s new Deputy Chief Police Officer.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman welcomed the appointment.

“I’m pleased to welcome Assistant Commissioner Peter Crozier into the role of Deputy Chief Police Officer for the ACT,” Minister Gentleman said.

“The addition of an Assistant Commissioner role will boost ACT Policing’s efforts to keep the Canberra community safe, protected and supported.

“This will complement Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan’s appointment as ACT Chief Police Officer and expand our strong leadership across ACT Policing.

“Peter’s experience with local, national and international policing issues will be a significant asset to the Canberra community.

“I look forward to seeing the contribution Peter will make in the ACT’s high-performing police services.”

Assistant Commissioner Crozier will commence on 19 July 2021.

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AFP Assistant Commissioner Crozier said he was incredibly humbled to take on the role of Deputy Chief Police Officer next month.

“I feel very privileged to be part of ACT Policing’s contribution to the Canberra community,” Assistant Commissioner Crozier said.

“I was born and raised in Canberra and have had the opportunity to work in a number of teams in ACT Policing, which have had a profound impact on my career. I look forward to the leadership responsibilities of the Deputy Chief Police Officer role to support the extremely committed and highly professional members of ACT Policing.

“I have seen Canberra grow into the culturally diverse, major city it is today. As a major city it experiences all the positives that come from strong communities focused on supporting one another. Unfortunately, crime is becoming more complex, which I’m pleased we and our partners are at the fore-front of addressing.

“I look forward to working with Deputy Commissioner Gaughan and the leadership team at a time when ACT Policing is focused on modernising its service and tackling crime more proactively as part of the Police Services Model.”

Assistant Commissioner Crozier Bio

Assistant Commissioner Crozier has a distinguished career with the AFP which spans more than 30 years.

With operational experience across ACT Policing’s general duties and criminal investigations roles, Assistant Commissioner Crozier has also deployed internationally to Singapore and Indonesia, and undertaken secondments to the United Nations (Cyprus) and Metropolitan Police Service (United Kingdom). Assistant Commissioner Crozier also continues to lead the AFP’s team undertaking the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

In 2013 Assistant Commissioner Crozier was promoted to the rank of Commander. As Commander Counter Terrorism Operations, he led the AFP’s domestic and international counter-terrorism operations in collaboration with AFP’s law enforcement and security partners. Following this, as Commander Criminal Assets, Fraud and Anti-Corruption, he led a number of multi-agency taskforces addressing serious financial crime, criminal assets investigations and corporate corruption matters.

At his current rank, Assistant Commissioner Crozier has led the AFP’s People, Safety and Security Command; and Crime Command. Since 2020, Assistant Commissioner Crozier has been seconded to Sport Integrity Australia, assisting the agency work with partners to strengthen the safety and integrity of sport in Australia and internationally.

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