THE Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner, Peter Crozier, has been named the deputy chief police officer of the ACT. 

Mr Crozier, whose career with the AFP spans more than 30 years, will start in the role on July 19.

With operational experience across ACT Policing’s general duties and criminal investigations roles, Mr Crozier has also deployed internationally to Singapore and Indonesia, and undertaken secondments to the United Nations (Cyprus) and Metropolitan Police Service (United Kingdom).

Mr Crozier also continues to lead the AFP’s team undertaking the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

In 2013 he was promoted to the rank of commander. As the commander of Counter Terrorism Operations, he led the AFP’s domestic and international counter-terrorism operations in collaboration with AFP’s law enforcement and security partners. Following this, he was commander Criminal Assets, Fraud and Anti-Corruption, he led a number of multi-agency taskforces addressing serious financial crime, criminal assets investigations and corporate corruption matters.

At his current rank, he has led the AFP’s People, Safety and Security Command; and Crime Command.

Since 2020, he has been seconded to Sport Integrity Australia, assisting the agency work with partners to strengthen the safety and integrity of sport in Australia and internationally.

He is incredibly humbled to take on the role of deputy chief police officer next month and said: “I feel very privileged to be part of ACT Policing’s contribution to the Canberra community.

“I was born and raised in Canberra and have had the opportunity to work in a number of teams in ACT Policing, which have had a profound impact on my career. I look forward to the leadership responsibilities of the deputy chief police officer role to support the extremely committed and highly professional members of ACT Policing.

“I have seen Canberra grow into the culturally diverse, major city it is today. As a major city it experiences all the positives that come from strong communities focused on supporting one another. Unfortunately, crime is becoming more complex, which I’m pleased we and our partners are at the fore-front of addressing.

“I look forward to working with deputy commissioner Neil Gaughan and the leadership team at a time when ACT Policing is focused on modernising its service and tackling crime more proactively as part of the Police Services Model.”

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