AUSTRALIAN Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers has been appointed ACT Chief Police Officer.
Mr Lammers takes over from former Chief Police Officer Roman Quaedvlieg, who announced his resignation in April for a role as chief executive of Customs.
ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Simon Corbell says Mr Lammers is an “ideal person” for the role of the ACT’s top police officer having spent two decades working in a range of community policing roles across the Territory.
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers worked in almost every police station in Canberra during his 20 years in community policing, so he is very familiar with what the job entails,” Mr Corbell says.
“During this time, Assistant Commissioner Lammers worked in general duties, criminal investigations, taskforces, support and leadership roles. He managed ACT Policing’s human resources area where he implemented a range of new HR policies linking police education to investigative outcomes.
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers also led ACT Policing’s brief management, coroner’s office, traffic adjudication, firearms registry and warrants execution. He was the Registrar of Firearms, significantly reducing the numbers of firearms in the ACT.”
Mr Lammers joined the AFP National team in 2002 where he is currently Chief Information Officer.
He received the Australian Police Medal (APM) for contribution to community policing, ACT Operations, Federal Operations and International Police Operations in the 2011 Australia Day Honours List.
He has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Management and a Diploma of Public Safety, and is admitted as a lawyer in the ACT.