Mike has over 30 years policing experience and is committed to improving community safety outcomes in an evidence-based manner. As a Commissioned Officer, Mike has undertaken duties managing the Investigations and Intelligence Training Unit, QPS Leadership Centre, Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland (UQ), and Operations Manager, Cybercrime Squad where he was responsible for cybercrime investigations and delivering the QPS Cybercrime Strategy to improve organisational capability.
Mike is currently Intelligence Operations Manager, Crime Intelligence Services, State Intelligence Group and remains passionate about identifying policies, procedures and the best intelligence and investigative practices used by police agencies worldwide to deal with cybercrime. Mike’s project will utilise both qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore the role international organisations, industry and academia play in supporting a policing response to cybercrime. This will include interviews with experts, including law enforcement, cybersecurity experts, and policymakers, along with surveys of police agencies worldwide to gather data on their cybercrime practices and supporting networks.
Mike is a Doctoral Candidate with UQ researching gendered advancement within a large policing organisation. Mike has a Master of Information Systems (Awarded with Distinction) from University of Southern Queensland (USQ), completed the Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Bachelor of Information Technology (Awarded with Distinction) from USQ. Along with several Assistant Commissioner Certificates recognising dedication to duty and professionalism, Mike has been recognised for his EBP work with his induction into the Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy, EBP Hall of Fame in 2018 and receiving the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Division of Policing, American Society of Criminology in 2021. In addition, Mike is the Secretary for the Australia and New Zealand Society for Evidence-Based Policing and is also a Committee Member of the Australasian Council of Women in Policing.
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