Commander David Pryce
Commander David Pryce has more than 20 years of policing experience having first commenced as a Cadet with the Northern Territory Police in February 1987.
During his service with the Northern Territory Police Force, Commander Pryce has undertaken a variety of roles including general duties, firearms, traffic, accident investigation, property crime, watch house, communications, drugs and intelligence and criminal investigation. He has performed uniformed policing roles in urban, rural and remote areas throughout the Northern Territory and was Officer-in-Charge of the Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Jabiru and Katherine Police Stations.
Commander Pryce is also a qualified Detective and has an extensive criminal investigations background. During his career, he has led and successfully investigated the full spectrum of major and serious crimes including drugs, homicides and investigations on behalf of the Coroner.
In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent after which time he performed a range of roles including Staff Officer to the Assistant Commissioner (Crime), Staff Officer to the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent Major and Organised Crime Division, and was Chief of Staff to the Commissioner and CEO of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services.
Commander Pryce is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Police Management’s Police Management Development Program and Police Executive Leadership Program. He has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and is a graduate of the 223rd Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy program, USA. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the FBI National Academy Associates.
In June 2010 Commander Pryce began with the Australian Federal Police as Manager — Policy, and assumed responsibility for coordinating strategic policy advice across national security and national law enforcement policy forums.
In February 2012 he was appointed Deputy Chief Police Officer (Crime) with ACT Policing, where he has the responsibility for Criminal Investigations, ACT Policing Intelligence and Crime Prevention, Judicial Operations and Specialist Response and Security.