May 2015

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton commenced his appointment as the 22nd Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police on 1 July 2015.

Graham first joined Victoria Police in December 2009 after accepting a position on the Victoria Police Executive. In 2012 he was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Operations. In this role his responsibilities include oversight and management of Crime Command, Forensics Services Department, Intelligence and Covert Support Command, Legal Services Department and Road Policing Command. Graham led a victim focused approach resulting in changes to the handling of child sexual abuse cases, cracked down on crime associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs, and initiated sport integrity reforms.

Prior to his career with Victoria Police, Graham was an Australian Federal Police (AFP) Officer for 24 years.