Commissioner Ian Stewart today announced the appointment of Peter Martin APM to the role of Deputy Commissioner, Regional Operations.
Mr Martin is currently Assistant Commissioner for Organisational Capability Command, a position he assumed in October 2015.
He will take up the Deputy Commissioner’s position on Monday.
Commissioner Stewart said Mr Martin would bring a wealth of experience across the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to his new role.
“Peter is an outstanding officer and senior manager who has excelled in a variety of roles over a number of years within the QPS Senior Executive.
“I wish Peter well in this new role and look forward to working with him in this position.”
Mr Martin has also been the Assistant Commissioner for Brisbane Region, the former Metropolitan North Region, Operations Support Command and Ethical Standards Command.
“I am very humble and privileged to be selected for such a key role,” Mr Martin said.
“It is an honour to serve the community and to work with police officers across the state who do a difficult job delivering safety and security to the people of Queensland.”
Assistant Commissioner Martin has served with the QPS for more than 36 years.
He is a graduate of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) program and is the Deputy President of LinCT globally.
Assistant Commissioner Martin is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Health, School of Psychology & Counselling at Queensland University of Technology, an Executive Master’s degree in Public Administration through the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and Griffith University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Administration.
In 2010, Assistant Commissioner Martin was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame at the George Mason University in Virginia, US.
He is the founding chair of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing.
Assistant Commissioner Martin was awarded the Australian Police Medal on Australia Day 2008 for his contribution to policing in Queensland.
Born and raised in Brisbane, Assistant Commissioner Martin spent his early policing career stationed at Mareeba before relieving in one and two-officer stations in the gulf area and then moving on to a number of uniform and detective positions.