After a career of over 40 years in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), including over 10 years in the Crime Prevention Unit and 9 years as a detective, John has a passion for and extensive real-world experience in all aspects of crime prevention and community safety.

He has a close affinity with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Program having served as the QPS State NHW Coordinator for a period in the early 1990’s.

His policing experience also includes first response, criminal investigation, internal investigation, close personal protection, counterterrorism, intelligence, major event security planning, air and maritime operations, project management and policy development.

With involvement spanning 25 years, he was one of the pioneers of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in Australia, introducing the concept to government, community and industry bodies.

John was the QPS CPTED, Personal Safety and Property Security subject matter expert for major infrastructure projects and a regular media spokesperson for the QPS on crime prevention issues.

John received a QPS Award for Excellence in Crime Prevention for introducing Tourist Oriented Policing (TOP) to the State in partnership with Tourism Queensland.

John now supports the professional development of government, urban design, planning and allied professionals in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of CPTED and works with local and state government agencies on policy development and review. He continues to contribute to his local community in a range of volunteer activities.