Commander Investigations

Commander Joanne Cameron has served as a police officer with the Australian Federal Police for 25 years, undertaking a wide variety of roles in both the community policing and national operations contexts.  

This has included 19 years within ACT Policing leading a range of teams across general duties, investigations, criminal intelligence and community safety. In 2016 Joanne was awarded the ACT Community Protection Medal for her service in leading operational reforms and interagency coordination in the context of family violence. In 2017, as D/Superintendent, Joanne led the national coordination of investigations across a range of Commonwealth crime types including human trafficking, people smuggling and offshore harm of Australians, and related policy development.

In January 2021, Joanne was promoted to Commander and appointed to lead Policing Development and Innovation, which focussed on embedding research and innovation into the organisation and the application of strategic insights and leadership development across the AFP.

In August 2021, Commander Cameron was seconded back to ACT Policing as the Commander, COVID Taskforce to lead the strategic and operational responses ACT Policing maintains in support of the ACT Health-led response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

In December 2021, Joanne was transferred to Commander Investigation, ACT Policing where she leads the strategic activities of ACT Communications, ACTP Intelligence, Criminal Investigations and Judicial Operations.

Formerly a high school science teacher, Joanne holds a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Education, Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (AIPM), and more recently, a Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies, following her completion of the Defence Strategic Studies Course at the Australian Defence College in 2020.

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