Chief Police Officer

Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers

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Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers APM is Chief Police Officer for ACT Policing, the community policing division of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

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.

Assistant Commissioner Lammers began his policing career with the Australian Federal Police in 1982. For the next 20 years he worked at most of the police stations throughout Canberra in a range of community policing roles including general duties patrol and criminal investigations.

In 1999 he headed up ACT Policing's Human Resources where he implemented a range of new policies before moving across to be Superintendent of Prosecution and Judicial Operations, he led ACT Policing's briefs management team, Coroner's office, traffic adjudication, Firearms Registry and warrants execution.

Joining National Operations in 2002, Assistant Commissioner Lammers led a diverse range of areas, heading international projects and developing 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.

In 2006 as National Manager Human Resources, Assistant Commissioner Lammers was responsible for the AFP College, the Australian Institute of Police Management, Learning and Development, People Strategies, Medical Services, Wellbeing Services and AFP Recruitment.

Appointed as the Chief Information Officer in December 2008, Assistant Commissioner Lammers delivered the AFP's Information and Communication Technology systems and led the development and implementation of ICT technologies to support police investigations.

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

Assistant Commissioner Lammers was admitted to the bar as a lawyer in the ACT. He 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).