Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 2020 and has responsibility for the Operations portfolio which includes the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.
Prior to joining the AFP, Brett was a Deputy Commissioner in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), where he held the Regional Operations and Strategy, Policy and Performance portfolios. Brett joined the QPS in 1978 and over a forty year period worked in a diversity of roles including community policing, criminal investigation and training and development. Whilst Deputy Commissioner Pointing was a member of the QPS, Brett led the reforms to the way police investigated Domestic and Family Violence and was the Champion for Indigenous issues.
As a member of the QPS, Brett was appointed the Disaster Recovery Coordinator in the wake of ex‐tropical Cyclone Oswald and also led QPS Operation Resolute – the taskforce established to combat criminal motorcycle gangs in Queensland.
Deputy Commissioner Pointing was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2008.
Deputy Commissioner Pointing has a Bachelor of Arts (Policing) and a Master of Education (Leadership and Management).
Brett is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.