Deputy Chair, Deputy Commissioner, Adjunct Professor
Queensland Police Service, Australia
University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Martin is a career police officer having served with the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Australia for over 36 years. He is currently the Deputy Commissioner (Regional Operations).
Deputy Commissioner Martin has served with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) since 1980. He spent his early policing career stationed in Brisbane before being transferred to Mareeba where he relieved in one and two officer stations in isolated areas of the Gulf area of Queensland. He returned to Brisbane and pursued a career as an appointed detective in a range of criminal investigative positions.
Before being appointed Deputy Commissioner on 1 August 2016, Mr Martin commanded Organisational Capability Command, Brisbane Region, Metropolitan North Region, Operations Support Command and Ethical Standards Command.
During January 2011, Deputy Commissioner Martin was the Disaster District Coordinator, Brisbane and was responsible for coordinating the disaster response for the 2011 Brisbane Flood.
Deputy Commissioner Martin is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Health, School of Psychology and 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 2015, he was appointed as the Griffith University (Arts, Education & Law) Alumnus of the Year.
He is the founding chair of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing and in 2010, Deputy Commissioner Martin was inducted into the Evidence‐Based Policing Hall of Fame at the George Mason University in Virginia in the USA.
Mr Martin is a graduate of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) program and is the President of LinCT globally.
Mr Martin was awarded the Australian Police Medal on Australia Day 2008 for his contribution to policing and has a number of other awards and recognitions for his commitment to policing and the community.