ACSO Board

Dean McWhirter


Dean McWhirter was appointed Assistant Commissioner, Transit and Public Safety Command, Victoria Police in August 2020. The Command provides specialist policing support for operational frontline police such as critical incident response, public order and public transport policing. This support is further enhanced through the deployment of key assets such as the Airwing, Dog Squad, Mounted Branch, Search and Rescue and Water Police. Dean’s previous role was as Assistant Commissioner, Family Violence Command, where he was responsible for initiating the Command within Victoria Police, restructuring the operational and investigative response to family violence, as well as strategy, policy and best practice for family violence, sexual offences and child abuse prevention.

Dean is also a member of ACSO’s Strategic Input and Positioning Committee.