Grant is currently the Deputy Commissioner, Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services.  Grant was previoulsy with the New Zealand Police, with oversight of all twelve NZ Police Districts.  He has also acted as the Deputy Commissioner: Resource Management, National Operations and Deputy Commissioner: Operations.

Previously as Assistant Commissioner: Lower North and South, Grant had oversight of policing in the Eastern, Central, Wellington, Tasman, Canterbury and Southern Police Districts.

Grant joined Police in 1985 and has held operational, policy and administrative posts including District Commander of Eastern District, based in Napier.  Other positions have included City and Rural Area Commander and CIB posts around the lower North Island.  He held Assistant Commissioner posts covering Strategy, Policy and Performance and Specialist Operations and one of two territorial Assistant Commissioners before taking his current role, based at Police National Headquarters in April 2014.

Overseas experience includes deployment to Thailand as a Contingent Commander after the 2004 tsunami, for which he was awarded a Special Services Medal.  He was seconded to Strathclyde Police in Glasgow; served in Timor Leste and visited Police Services in Australia, the US and Canada; and underwent command training at the Police Staff College, Bramshill, near London.

Grant has been awarded Commendations and two Commissioner’s Silver Merit Awards.  He holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration; a Masters Degree in Management; a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Services Management; a Diploma in Business Studies; and an Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies.

He holds the honorary rank of Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Royal New Zealand Military Police. 


Larry has worked in law enforcement and justice for over 40 years. Larry joined Victoria Police as a cadet in 1971. He served for 22 years as a frontline officer, investigator, trainer and commissioned officer.

His professional career includes various senior leadership roles in Australia and overseas. For 20 years Larry directed, managed and advised on international law and justice projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. While resident in various countries he worked with diverse agencies including police, prisons, courts, social welfare, law reform, attorneys general, legal aid, ombudsmen and others.

In 2009, Larry was engaged by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) as a senior technical specialist where he successfully led the development of a unified professional development strategy for police in Australia and New Zealand. In 2011 he was appointed to the position of Director of Strategic Services. He currently leads teams of policy advisors and professionalisation specialists who ensure the effective delivery of cross-jurisdictional policing initiatives.

Larry is committed to policing in Australia and New Zealand and works closely with a range of stakeholders and fora that support policing operations and professionalisation.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts (Police Studies) from Monash University and a Masters of Leadership and Management (Police) from Charles Sturt University.

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Amy Mehrton manages the Professionalisation, Standards and Education team at the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA). In this role, she oversees the implementation of the Australia New Zealand Police Professionalisation Strategy 2013–2018, the Police Practice Standards Model, the Police Training Package and the Cross-jurisdictional Policing Research Model (CPRM). Before her appointment, Amy was the Senior Advisor – Education and Quality at ANZPAA. She successfully led projects including guidelines and qualifications, standards and recognition processes, and quality management systems.

Prior to working at ANZPAA, Amy was involved in projects and research relating to international security, international development policy, minority communities and domestic stability. Amy holds a Master of Arts (Middle East Studies) from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Australian National University and a Graduate Certificate in International Development Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs.

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Anthony Morgan is a Research Manager with the Australian Institute of Criminology. He has held this role since 2014. Anthony currently leads a program of research on policing responses to family and domestic violence.

Since joining the AIC in 2006 Anthony has been Principal or Co-Investigator on more than 50 research projects worth over $6 million. He has spent the last ten years evaluating a wide range of government programs designed to prevent and reduce crime, including in the areas of crime and violence prevention, policing technology, specialist court models and offender rehabilitation. He has also conducted research on a wide range of crime prevention topics, including situational crime prevention, the use of CCTV and responses to alcohol-related violence in the night time economy. Anthony regularly provides evaluation advice to government agencies and delivers crime prevention and evaluation training.

In 2012, Anthony was responsible for the development of the National Crime Prevention Framework, and in 2014 he was the recipient of the Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award for his research into local crime prevention.

Prior to joining the AIC, Anthony was a policy officer with the WA Police Office of Crime Prevention. Anthony holds a Master of Criminology and Justice and a Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies) from Edith Cowan University.