As the previous Chief Police Officer for the ACT, a career law enforcement officer of over 30 years, and a mother of two sons, Justine has a deep appreciation of the value of the services provided by Menslink to young men and boys in Canberra.
Justine Saunders commenced in the role of Deputy Commissioner ABF Support on 29 October 2018, and has responsibility for delivering strategic capabilities to bring to affect the ABF’S operational outcomes.
Previously as the Chief Police Officer of the ACT, Justine ensured ACT Policing delivered on government and community expectations in terms of operational delivery, whilst also driving and implementing significant cultural and capability reforms aimed at developing a sustainable and effective policing service for the future.
As an Assistant Commissioner in the broader AFP, Justine has had responsibility for managing strategic relationships with key government stakeholders and law enforcement partners domestically and internationally, and had portfolio responsibilities for strategic policy, governance, Corporate Communications and support to the Commissioner as Chief of Staff.
She holds a Master of Leadership and Management (Policing), Bachelor of Social Sciences (Policing Studies) with Distinction and Graduate Certificate in Applied Management.