|18th Commissioner of the New South Wales Police|
13 March 1991 – 19 February 1996
|Preceded by||John Avery|
|Succeeded by||Peter James Ryan|
19 December 1935 |
Newcastle, New South Wales
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
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Anthony Raymond "Tony" Lauer, APM (born 19 December 1935) 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.
Tony Lauer was born in Newcastle, New South Wales and 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
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. Peter James Ryan succeeded him in the position.
Lauer 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.
He is currently a Director of Police Bank Ltd. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Credit Committee of that Bank. He also serves as a Legator with Police Legacy and as a member of the RSL's "Anzac of the Year" Award Committee.
Awards and other information
Lauer underwent training in the Australian Army with the 19th National Service Training Battalion, Holsworthy, in 1957.
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 numerous grandchildren.
|Australian Police Medal (APM)||1990 Australia Day Honours|
|Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal||1977|
|Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal & 1 Bars|
|Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal||2002|
- New South Wales Government Police Integrity Commission.
- Dodkin, p.138.
- "Governor-General's Program". Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- Stewart-Moore, Tom. "Freemasons". abc.net.au. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- Australian Police Medal, It's an Honour, 26 January 1990.
- National Medal, It's an Honour, 13 April 1992.
- Anniversary of National Service 1951 - 1972 Medal, It's an Honour, 18 January 2002.
- Dodkin, Marilyn (2003) Bob Carr: The Reluctant Leader, University of New South Wales Press.
- New South Wales Government Police Integrity Commission (1 May 1997) Royal Commission Reports, Ch. 1, 3, 4. (PDF)
|Commissioner of the New South Wales Police
1991 - 1996
Peter James Ryan