Chief Police Officer

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Ray Johnson

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Assistant Commissioner Ray Johnson joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1985.

Since then he has carried out a full range of general policing and investigations duties both within ACT Policing and across Australia, investigating serious and organised crime at a local and national level.

Assistant Commissioner Johnson has also undertaken international missions in East Timor, Cyprus and China where he was the regional manager for AFP international operations in north Asia, based in Beijing.

He has held diverse command roles leading Special Operations, Professional Standards and AFP operations in both the Northern Territory and New South Wales.

In 2015 he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and seconded to the Department of Human Services to create and lead a multiagency fraud taskforce.

In August of 2016 Assistant Commissioner Johnson was appointed to lead the AFP response to the Cultural Change: Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the AFP report written by Elizabeth Broderick.

He commenced the role of Chief Police Officer for the ACT on 12 November 2018.

Assistant Commissioner Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Masters in Strategic Affairs from the Australian National University and is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow.

He was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2013 and received a group citation for bravery for service in East Timor.