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Shane Patton to head Victoria Police

by Brooke Donley (2020-06-07)

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* Shane Patton, 58, will take charge of Victoria Police, 42 years after joining it.

He is married with two children.


* 1978: Becomes a police cadet

* 1985: Assigned to St Kilda's Criminal Investigation Branch as a Detective Senior Constable, later promoted to Sergeant as St Kilda Road Station

* 1995: Assigned to Prahran Criminal Investigation Branch as a Detective Sergeant

* 2001: Senior Sergeant Officer in Charge at Prahran Police Station

* 2006: Promoted to Traffic Camera Division Superintendent

* 2009: Elected as superintendent commanding municipalities of Casey, Cardinia, Dandenong

* 2011: Becomes Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief Commissioner

* 2012: Elected as the State Emergencies and Security Command Assistant Commissioner

* 2015: Deputy Commissioner of Victoria Police

* 2020: Announced as Victoria's new Commissioner for a five-year term.


* Oversaw the creation of a Counter Terrorism Command and a unit monitoring radicalised persons of interest after being promoted to Specialist Operations Deputy Commissioner.

* State Police Commander in charge of counter-terrorism operations in Victoria, such as the intercepted plot to carry a suicide attack in Federation Square and the attempted hijacking of a Malaysian Airlines flight

* Established teams including a drone unit, a gang crime squad and to tackle illicit firearms

* Appointed Acting Chief Commissioner on six separate occasions from 2016 to 2019, which included the response to a November 2018 attack in Melbourne that killed one person

* State Emergency Response Coordinator tour sapa từ hà nội during the Hazelwood Mine Fires

* Led the Traffic Camera Division that oversaw the introduction of point-to-point speed detection systems in Victoria

* Recipient of the National Police Service Medal, National Medal 2nd Clasp, and the Victoria Police Service Medal for 35 years' service.

* Awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2014

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