Superintendent – Commander
Crime Prevention Command, NSW Police
Superintendent Andrew Hurst is the Commander of the NSW Police Force Crime Prevention Command which incorporates the
• Crime Prevention Support Unit
• Domestic & Family Violence Team
• Mental Health Intervention Team
• Aboriginal Coordination Team
• Program Development Team
He has been a member of the NSW Police Force for 26 years and has spent most of his career in Western NSW including Bourke, Wilcannia, Wellington and Dubbo.
Andrew is dedicated to continuous improvement, innovation and collaborative, evidence-based approaches to policing.
He has studied widely, graduating with Distinction from the University of Cambridge (Master of Studies – Applied Criminology & Police Management), and graduating with Distinction from Charles Sturt University (Master of Business Administration – Law Enforcement and Security).
He has also completed Executive Education at the Harvard Business School (High Potentials Leadership Program) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Senior Executives in State & Local Government)
Andrew has devoted significant time to addressing domestic violence in the community and in 2020 was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research programs in the USA, UK and Canada that positively change the behaviours of domestic violence offenders, thereby reducing harm to victims.
He is exploring the role of cautioning, mental health counselling, drug and alcohol counselling and general case management in reducing the reoffending rates of domestic violence perpetrators and is an advocate for cross-agency collaboration.
In 2021 Andrew was appointed by White Ribbon Australia as a White Ribbon Community Partner.