VIFM Council Member
Mr Luke Cornelius APM
Nominee of the Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police
Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius is Victoria Police's longest serving Assistant Commissioner. He joined Victoria Police in 2003, following 14 years' service as a federal agent with the Australian Federal Police.
A qualified solicitor and barrister, AC Cornelius' first appointment with Victoria Police was as Commander, Legal Services Department.
He was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, in charge of the Ethical Standards Department (now called Professional Standards Command), in 2005. He went on to lead Southern Metro Region before heading up Victoria Police's response to the VEOHRC Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
His distinguished service to policing, both federally and in Victoria, was officially recognised in the 2010 Australia Day Honours when he was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) for contribution to police reform, the promotion of ethics and integrity in policing, human rights, engagement with vulnerable communities and for capacity building in East Timor.
He has also been awarded the National Police Service Medal, National Medal, Police Overseas Service Medal, United Nations Medal for service in East Timor and a Commissioner's Commendation for outstanding service while serving with the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor.
The founding Chief Executive Officer of the Police Federation of Australia, he also served as the National Secretary of the Australian Federal Police Association.
A member of Victoria Police Command, AC Cornelius also sits on the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Council, the Victorian Donor Tissue Bank Management Committee and is the Chief Commissioner's representative on the Blue Ribbon Foundation Board.
AC Cornelius holds a Masters of Public Administration: Executive (Monash), an Honours Degree in Law: First Class (Flinders), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (ANU) and is admitted to practice in the ACT Supreme Court.
Current Role - North West Metro Region
In April 2019, AC Cornelius was appointed Assistant Commissioner, North West Metro Region.