Deputy Chief Police Officer

Assistant Commissioner Doug Boudry has nearly 24 years policing experience with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), working across a variety of different capabilities including community policing, technical surveillance, digital forensics, enterprise ICT, covert and technical operations and Chief of Staff. AC Boudry’s current role is Deputy Chief Police Officer, ACT. 

Assistant Commissioner Boudry played a significant leadership role during Operation Ironside, the largest operation ever undertaken by the AFP which dealt a significant blow to serious and organised crime in Australia and internationally.

Prior to commencing as Chief of Staff, Assistant Commissioner Boudry was an integral member of the group who drafted the new Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2021 and led the implementation of the legislation into operations for the AFP. He was also responsible for leading the reform of the AFP’s compliance in relation to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 and Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

Assistant Commissioner Boudry has a keen interest in the development of ethical machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities for law enforcement.

He is continuously looking for opportunities in which government, academia and private industry can collaborate more effectively. He played a key role in the establishment of the joint AFP and Monash University Artificial Intelligence for Law Enforcement and Community Safety (AiLECS) Lab and holds the position of Executive Advisory Board Member.


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