The Role of the Evidence Based Policing Visiting Fellow
Detective Inspector Mike Newman was recently appointed as the inaugural Evidence Based Policing Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This seminar will explore Mike’s background, the background behind the creation of this role and provide a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the responsibilities and the importance of the position. It will include a discussion on the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing, its creation, aims and objectives. In addition to this, the seminar will highlight some of the research work that has been undertaken by the Queensland Police Service in collaboration with the University of Queensland, including some of the in-flight experiments currently underway.
About the Presenter
Mike has over 24 years’ service since commencing with the Queensland Police Service in February 1992. Early in his career Mike worked in general duties, regional crime units, and criminal investigation branches. In 2003 Mike was promoted as Detective Sergeant to the State Flying Squad. He was subsequently seconded to the Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Commission of Inquiry and the Australian Crime Commission. In 2006, Mike was further promoted to Senior Sergeant as the Officer in Charge, Toowoomba Tactical Crime Squad where he remained until 2013. At this time he transferred to Brisbane Region as the Senior Sergeant, Performance where he was involved in the Mobile Police Community Office and other projects. Mike was appointed a Commissioned Officer at the rank of Inspector in 2015 where he commenced as the Strategy and Performance Officer, Training and Development Police prior to be appointed as Detective Inspector, Investigations and Intelligence Training Unit. In April 2016, Mike commenced a secondment as the Evidence Based Policing Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland where he works collaboratively with the UQ Criminology team led by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle.