We are pleased to have Chief Commissioner Shane Patton APM as our Patron.
Shane commenced his appointment as the 23rd Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police on 27th June 2020.
Shane is a career police officer, joining Victoria Police as a cadet. Policing has seen him work across a diverse range of areas, including:
- front line policing
- criminal investigations
- internal investigations
- criminal prosecutions
- traffic and public transport safety
- training and education
As the Chief Commissioner of Police, he now leads an organisation of over 22,000 employees providing policing services to the Victorian community.
Shane holds tertiary qualifications including:
- a Master of Public Policy and Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (Policing)
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Management
- several business-related Diplomas and Certificates.
In 2015, Shane was awarded the Australian Police Medal. He is a ‘Williamson Fellow’ (Williamson Community Leadership Program 2007), an ANZSOG (Australia and New Zealand School of Government) and LinCT (Leadership in Counter-Terrorism program) alumni and is a former member of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council and Coronial Council of Victoria.