Queen's Birthday Honours for two AFP officers

Two dedicated AFP officers have been recognised for their distinguished service and commitment to law enforcement and the Australian community with the announcement of today's Queen’s Birthday honours.

Assistant Commissioner David Stewart and Detective Sergeant Jeanette Boland have been awarded the Australian Police Medal in recognition of their service.

Assistant Commissioner Stewart advanced his career through the AFP from his appointment in 1986 to key leadership positions, including Commander Sydney Office, Commander Counter Terrorism International, Commander Criminal Assets, Commander Organised Crime and his current role as Assistant Commissioner Support Capability.

His outstanding accomplishments throughout the decades, dedication to the organisation and law enforcement as a whole highlight his role as a leader in the organisation and worthy recipient of the Australian Police Medal.

Detective Sergeant Boland began her career with the AFP as a recruit in 1987. She started in drug investigations and intelligence before obtaining a Detective designation and working in an array of areas from Fraud and General Crime through to Economic and Special Operations.

Since 2012, Detective Sergeant Boland has played an integral leadership role with the Sydney Counter Terrorism Community Liaison Team. She is at the forefront of proactive work with vulnerable youth and has shown true commitment in building lasting relationships between the AFP and Sydney’s diverse communities.

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin said Assistant Commissioner David Stewart and Detective Sergeant Jeanette Boland’s hard-earned recognition is due to their continued commitment to policing and the broader community.

“Assistant Commissioner Stewart’s sustained leadership and high performance during more than 32 years of policing is a testament to his character. Today, I am delighted that his hard work and dedication is recognised before the greater Australian community.”

“Detective Sergeant Boland’s vision and commitment to every role she has undertaken, particularly as a leader currently working with vulnerable youth and breaking down barriers between police and diverse communities, is only one example of why she has been awarded the well-deserved Australian Police Medal”, Commissioner Colvin said.

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