Secretary (From August 2019
Kate joined the WA Police (WAPOL) in July 1996 and performed general duties in and around Perth until 1998 when she transferred to the Perth Crash Investigation Section and on to Major Crash Investigation Section (MCIS) in 2000.
After four years at MCIS and two babies later, Kate worked in the HR Planning, Equity and Policy area before transferring to be the first female officer to permanently work at Rottnest Island in 2007. This lead to Kate’s promotion to Sergeant in 2009, where she worked at the Perth Watch House with long term acting as the Officer in Charge. Kate describes this time of her career as enduring some of the most intensive situations in her profession with many extraordinary challenges.
In 2012 Kate was promoted to Senior Sergeant working as a Staff Officer to the Assistant Commissioner (Professional Development) before becoming the Officer in Charge of Wembley Police Station in 2013. Kate transitioned her police station through the Metropolitan Operating Model, one of the most significant business model changes in WAPOL history. This role was significant in seeing Kate promoted to Inspector in 2015. Since being commissioned Kate has worked as an Assistant District Officer in the Central Metropolitan District implementing with her team the highly decorated Perth Police Bike Patrol Group and the amalgamation of Wembley and Cottesloe police stations.
In 2017 was attached to the South Metropolitan District running the District Control Centre, Intelligence Unit, Forensic, Victims Support Unit and Community Engagement area. In 2018 Kate has returned to the Central Metropolitan District overseeing Perth, Wembley and Bayswater Police Stations.
Academically Kate has a Masters of Arts (Public Sector Leadership), Diploma of Major Crash Investigations and has recently completed the Company Directors Course. Kate was part of the 2017 cohort for the Director Pipeline Program through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kate is married to Evan, a lawyer, and they have two children, a boy 15 and a girl 13. Kate currently spends time doing Year 10 algebra, Year 8 science and enjoys nice glass of red wine at the end of all of that.