9 Jun 2004

New head for RAMSI police operation in Solomon Islands

10:38 am on 9 June 2004

One of Australia's most senior female police officers will take over as Commander of the Participating Police Force in Solomon Islands next month.

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Sandi Peisley, who has significant experience in the international policing environment, will also be sworn in as a Deputy Commissioner with the Royal Solomon Islands Police at the end of July when the current commander Ben McDevitt's term expires.

Assistant Commissioner Peisley's background includes community policing roles such as general duties, drug squad and internal investigations as well as management roles such as Commander Operations ACT Policing and General Manager of Operations in South Australia.

She has significant experience in the international environment including United Nations Civilian Police Peacekeeping in Cyprus and Commissioner of the UN Police contingent in East Timor.