Chief Police Officer

Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers APM

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Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers is the Chief Police Officer for the Australian Capital Territory.

He is married with four children and when time permits, enjoys fishing, boating, reading and caravanning.

He began his policing career with the Australian Federal Police in 1982 and has worked in a range of policing roles including general duties patrol and criminal investigations.

Previously he was the Chief Information Officer delivering the AFP's Information and Communication Technology systems to support police investigations.

Joining National Operations in 2002, Assistant Commissioner Lammers led a diverse range of areas and has headed international projects and developed significant capabilities to support operations and investigations in several countries. His responsibilities included covert electronic surveillance, telecommunications interception, capabilities development, research and engineering.

Managing the International Network he oversaw the activities of 88 liaison officers at 33 posts in 27 countries and supported international and multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations involving counter terrorism, narcotics, people smuggling and money laundering.

In the AFP's Sydney Office he oversaw major criminal investigations.

As National Manager Border, Assistant Commissioner Lammers oversaw drug operations including large importations of illicit drugs into Australia, transnational sexual exploitation of children, sexual servitude and slavery, labour exploitation, and people smuggling.

As National Manager Human Resources, he was responsible for the AFP College, the Australian Institute of Police Management, Learning and Development, People Strategies, Medical Services, Wellbeing Services and AFP Recruitment.

Assistant Commissioner Lammers is a member of the Leadership team of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce that is examining allegations of sexual or other forms of abuse in the Australian Defence Force dating back to the 1950s.

Assistant Commissioner Lammers delivered the Pearls in Policing International Action Learning Group programme, an international law enforcement think tank that brings together senior police from up to 40 countries to collaboratively plan solutions to current and emerging law enforcement challenges.

In the Australia Day Honours List of 2011 Assistant Commissioner Lammers received the Australian Police Medal (APM) for contribution to community policing, ACT Operations, Federal Operations and International Police Operations.

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.