Tony Negus

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Tony William Negus
Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police
In office
7 September 2009 – 7 September 2014
Preceded by Mick Keelty
Succeeded by Andrew Colvin
Personal details
Profession Police officer

Tony William Negus, APM, is a diplomat and former Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), being sworn in on 7 September 2009 for a five-year term. [1]

He was the sixth Commissioner of the AFP [2] and the second appointed from within the AFP[3] On December 1, 2014, he was appointed Australian High Commissioner to Canada effective sometime in January 2015.[4]


Tony Negus holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration, and a Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership. At Harvard University he has completed the Executive Leadership Programme. [5][6]


Tony Negus' interests are rugby league and motor vehicles.[1]


Tony Negus started his law enforcement career in traffic operations [1][7] in Canberra in 1982,[6] and later as a detective in the Australian Capital Territory.[1] He has worked in community policing, federal investigations, human resources, and protection.[5]

He has worked in national operations in Brisbane, Sydney, and Canberra.[1]

In June 2005 Tony Negus was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM).[5][6][8]

In July 2006 he was appointed National Manager of Human Resources, with responsibility for Learning and Development, Professional Standards, and People Strategies.[6]

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of the AFP he had been Deputy Commissioner Operations since October 2007,[5] where he had responsibility for border operations, economic and special operations, forensics and data centres, high technology crime operations, internal liaison networks, and international deployments.[5][6]

He stepped down from his role as Commissioner at the end of his term in September 2014 and was replaced by his former deputy Andrew Colvin.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "new AFP Commissioner Sworn in". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Mick Keelty replacement Tony Negus sworn in". News Limited. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  3. ^ "AFPA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF AFP COMMISSIONER TONY NEGUS APM". Australian Federal Police Association. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Australian High Commissioner to Canada". 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Australian Federal Police Commissioner sworn in". Office of the Prime Minister of Australia. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Tony Negus APM". Australian Federal Police. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  7. ^ "Swearing in of Tony Negus as Commissioner of Australian Federal Police". Office of the Prime Minister of Australia. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  8. ^ Australian Police Medal, 13 June 2005
  9. ^ "AFP Commissioner Tony Negus to step down from top job in September". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  10. ^ "Tony Abbott announces new AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 

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Police appointments
Preceded by
Mick Keelty
Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police
Succeeded by
Andrew Colvin