Tony Lauer

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Tony Lauer
APM JP
18th Commissioner of the New South Wales Police
In office
13 March 1991 – 19 February 1996
Preceded by John Avery
Succeeded by Peter James Ryan
Personal details
Born (1935-12-19) 19 December 1935 (age 79)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Spouse(s) Joy Stock
Alma mater University of Sydney

Anthony Raymond 'Tony' Lauer, APM, JP (b. 19 December 1935, Newcastle, New South Wales) was the Commissioner of the New South Wales Police from 1991 until 1996. In February 1996, Tony Lauer's term ended in controversy with his resignation soon after the start of the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Tony Lauer was educated at Penrith High School, University of Sydney, Australian Police Staff College (Manly), and the F.B.I. Academy, Quantico, Virginia. Lauer is also a graduate of the F.B.I.’s 17th National Executive Institute.

Involvement in the Police Force[edit]

Lauer served with the New South Wales Police Force for forty-one years altogether, as a General Duty uniform officer, Traffic Patrol cyclist, and in a wide range of criminal investigation duties. During his police service, Tony had held the appointments of Chief Superintendent in Charge, Criminal Investigation Branch; Assistant Commissioner, Professional Responsibility; and Deputy Commissioner, State Commander.

He succeeded to the position of Commissioner of Police, after the retirement of Commissioner John Avery, in March 1991. In February 1996, Tony Lauer's term ended in controversy with his resignation soon after the start of the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption.[3][4]

After some time a new replacement Commissioner was selected from England with the appointment of Peter James Ryan to the position.

He is a past President of the Police Association of NSW and was made a Life Member of the Association in 1983. He has served as a member of the Police Board of NSW, the Operation Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Management Committee of the State Crime Commission and a Councillor of the Royal Humane Society of NSW.[citation needed]

He is currently a Director of Police Bank Ltd. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Credit Committee of that Bank.[5] He also serves as a Legator with Police Legacy and as a member of the RSL’s “Anzac of the Year” Award Committee.[citation needed]

Awards and Other Information[edit]

Lauer underwent training in the Australian Army with the 19th National Service Training Battalion, Holsworthy, in 1957.

He was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 1994.

Lauer is a long-standing Freemason, and served as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from 2004-2006.

He married Joy Stock in 1955; they have four children and, as of 2005, eleven grandchildren.

APM Australia ribbon.png Australian Police Medal (APM) 1990 Australia Day Honours[6]
QEII Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal 1977
National Medal (Australia) ribbon.png National Medal 1992[7]
Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal & 1 Bars
Anniversary of National Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal 2002[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ New South Wales Government Police Integrity Commission.
  2. ^ Dodkin, p.138.
  3. ^ New South Wales Government Police Integrity Commission.
  4. ^ Dodkin, p.138.
  5. ^ http://www.policebank.com.au/about/board-of-directors/
  6. ^ Australian Police Medal, It's an Honour, 26 January 1990.
  7. ^ National Medal, It's an Honour, 13 April 1992.
  8. ^ Anniversary of National Service 1951 - 1972 Medal, It's an Honour, 18 January 2002.

References[edit]

Preceded by
John Avery
Commissioner of the New South Wales Police
1991 - 1996
Succeeded by
Peter James Ryan