Commander Charmaine Quade
Commander Charmaine Quade became a member of the Australian Federal Police in 1980. She has operated in the areas of community policing, organised crime and criminal investigations, surveillance, recruit training, internal and special investigations, human resources and finance management, international and border protection, and within the AFP's Protection and International Deployment Group portfolios.
While predominately based in Canberra, Commander Quade has also been deployed to Sydney, Christmas Island, Singapore and Timor-Leste. Her most recent deployments within the AFP have been as South District (ACT) Superintendent; Senior Liaison Officer for Singapore and Brunei; Commander Protection Operations, Commander Timor-Leste and now Deputy Chief Police Officer — Response for ACT Policing.
Commander Quade has undertaken study with the Australian Institute of Police Management in the Police Management Development Program, the Executive Leadership Program and the International Command and Control Course; the United Nations Senior Mission Leaders program in Tokyo; and has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management with Charles Sturt University.