Assistant Commissioner Jeanette Kerr has served in the Territory for 27 years as a Police Officer. She has served in Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Darwin in a range of operational, criminal investigation and public safety roles.
Jeanette was promoted to Superintendent in 2004 and undertook the role of Staff Officer, to the Commissioner of Police. She was promoted to the rank of Commander, in 2007, of the Strategic Planning Command for the Police Fire & Emergency Services (PFES). She was then Commander of the regional and remote Northern Command, based in Katherine, before taking up the position of Director PFES College in March 2011. Jeanette was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Crime & Specialist Services in June 2015.
Career highlights include implementing a major reform program at the PFES College and serving as the NT Police Negotiation Coordinator and as Assistant Training Adviser (Negotiation) to the National Counter Terrorism Committee.
Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Policing - Investigations (Distinction), Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, Master of Leadership and Management, she has undertaken Masters studies in Psychology and in 2010 completed the inaugural Acacia Program at Australian Institute of Police Management for Public Safety Senior Executives.
In 2013, she was awarded a Wakefield Scholarship to attend Cambridge University (UK) and is completing a Masters degree in Criminology and Executive Management.
Jeanette has been the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Police Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) Training and Education Working Group, and a member of the AIPM Board of Studies and Deputy Chair of the ANZPAA Professionalisation Forum that is responsible for a range of high level projects to professionalise policing across the region.