Assistant Commissioner Debra Abbott has been a member of Victoria Police for 28 years. Debra’s diverse police career has seen her serve across a number of operational areas including Operations Support, Crime Command and General Policing.
Committed to innovation and practical implementation at the frontline of policing, Debra has held senior roles in many reform projects and programs, including the Victoria Police General Duties Uniform Project. In 2011 Debra was appointed the Victoria Police Program Manager for the Deployment of 940 Protective Service Officers to the Victorian transport system; and the recruitment and deployment of 1700 additional sworn police officers.View More
In November 2015 Debra was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, State Emergencies and Security Command. Her command responsibilities include: State and Regional emergency management; State event planning; State Police Operations Centre and prisoner management.
In May 2015, Debra was appointed to the Police Registration and Services Board. She is also a member of the Victoria Police Procurement Board.
Debra holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, and a Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership.