Assistant Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg APM
Assistant Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg is Chief Police Officer of ACT Policing, the community policing division of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg came to the AFP in 2005 and assumed the position of Manager of Economic Operations, with responsibility for financial and economic investigations including money-laundering, large-scale fraud against the Commonwealth, proceeds of crime recovery, identity crime enforcement, and the management of the Oil-for-Food Task Force.
Prior to his appointment with the AFP, he undertook a three year tenure with the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) in an executive role, with responsibilities for the transition of the former National Crime Authority to the ACC. In this capacity, he performed a management role in the establishment and conduct of the ACC’s operational capability, primarily in the area of covert enforcement operations.
Prior to his appointment at the ACC, Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg served as a sworn member of the Queensland Police Service for 15 years, where he performed duties in a range of positions investigating and managing serious and organised criminal activity. This included a significant period of time in the area of covert infiltration and surveillance against major organised crime syndicates.
In 2000, he undertook a development tenure in the private sector by completing a two-year executive contract with a major airline group operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg was promoted to Assistant Commissioner at the AFP in August 2007 and assumed responsibility for Border Operations, which encompassed investigations of major drug importation and trafficking, people-smuggling activity, sexual servitude, and child sex tourism offences. Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg has also performed the role of AFP Chief of Staff, which incorporated responsibility for the governance mechanisms of the AFP, including Ministerial liaison, National Media and Marketing, Legal Services, Professional Standards, Recognition and Ceremonial, and Executive Services.
More recently Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg was the AFP's Assistant Commissioner in charge of the 1000 strong Unified Policing Model workforce delivering enforcement services at Australia's 11 major airports. Immediately before assuming the role of Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg was acting in the role of AFP Deputy Commissioner of Operations.