Tour de Force (signed by the author)

From Rookie to Top Cop

Roman Quaedvlieg
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Tour de Force (signed by the author)

Subjects

Memoirs

Published

11 March 2019

ISBN

9780522875515

Subjects

Memoirs

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Tour de Force (signed by the author)

From Rookie to Top Cop

Roman Quaedvlieg
Explosive true crime and raw political exposé by a top cop policing mean streets to the corridors of power
From the mean streets of Fortitude Valley, to undercover with bikies and gangs; working alongside colleagues on the take and in the nation's corridors of power, Roman Quaedvlieg has seen it all. Tough, resourceful and disciplined, he was always destined to make his mark: the school dux's first street arrest was the city's most wanted escapee. Roman Quaedvlieg rose through the ranks to become top cop in Canberra, run covert operations at the Australian Crime Commission, then was appointed the first head of Australian Border Force. His has been a life of action-from major drug busts to turning back boats on international waters. This is a personal and political story that exposes a deeply conflicted national security system and asks whose interests were served by his spectacular sacking? Tour de Force is an explosive memoir, revealing a lifelong quest for justice against the ugly underbelly of cronyism, corruption and colleagues with unbridled ambition.
From the mean streets of Fortitude Valley, to undercover with bikies and gangs; working alongside colleagues on the take and in the nation's corridors of power, Roman Quaedvlieg has seen it all. Tough, resourceful and disciplined, he was always destined to make his mark: the school dux's first street arrest was the city's most wanted escapee. Roman Quaedvlieg rose through the ranks to become top cop in Canberra, run covert operations at the Australian Crime Commission, then was appointed the first head of Australian Border Force. His has been a life of action-from major drug busts to turning back boats on international waters. This is a personal and political story that exposes a deeply conflicted national security system and asks whose interests were served by his spectacular sacking? Tour de Force is an explosive memoir, revealing a lifelong quest for justice against the ugly underbelly of cronyism, corruption and colleagues with unbridled ambition.

Roman Quaedvlieg

Roman Quaedvlieg

Roman Quaedvlieg started his 32-year law enforcement career as a Queensland police officer before moving into federal policing, where he held senior positions in the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Ultimately he was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner of the Australian Border Force.

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