Criminology and Criminal Justice Alumni
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2016 Criminology Outstanding Alumnus Award
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Outstanding Alumnus | Katarina Carroll APM
Since graduating in 1996, Commissioner Katarina Carroll has dedicated her career to public safety, serving with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for over 30 years. In 2015, Katarina was appointed as Australia’s first female Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).
From drug squad investigator to the highest ranks of the QFES, Katarina manages four services within the Department - Fire and Rescue Service, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service and Emergency Management; and leads a workforce of approximately 5,000 permanent staff, over 35,000 Rural Fire Service volunteers and 6,000 State Emergency Service Volunteers.
From 2012 to 2014, Katarina was in charge of planning and the Operations Commander for the largest security operation in Australia’s history - G20, leading 6,700 police officers and providing security for 26 world leaders.
Katarina is the recipient of a number of national and international awards including the Australian Police Medal in 2008, Premier’s Award for Excellence in Leadership and the State winner of the Australian Business Woman of the Year – Government and Academia in 2015. She was also awarded the Leadership Award from the International Association of Women in Police in 2015.
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