Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer steps down
FIRST WITH NEIL MITCHELL
Neil Mitchell has called in to his own show with some breaking news – that Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer will be stepping down from Victoria Police.
“I believe the announcement will be before 10am,” Neil told Tony Jones.
“I think he’s done a good job, a determined job.”
Neil said AC Fryer will be joining Linfox.
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Within minutes Victoria Police released the following statement:
Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer will leave his position at Victoria Police next month to take on a new challenge in the private sector.
As head of road policing at Victoria Police, AC Fryer been at the forefront of efforts to drive down the number of people killed and injured on Victorian roads since being appointed into the role in September 2015.
Prior to that he worked in a number of roles spanning organised and serious crime, intelligence and covert, counter terrorism, and general duties policing.
AC Fryer will join Linfox as President Government and Defence.
“I joined the job in 1985 as a teenager and have spent well over half my life in policing, and it’s been amazing seeing the best and worst in our community,” AC Fryer said.
“I’ve enjoyed it all, but of all the policing roles I’ve had, the most rewarding has been that of leading road policing. If we get it right, and get the message of road safety into the hearts and minds of all Victorians, we save lives and stop the tragedy that so many families face living with the loss of a loved one”.
AC Fryer’s last day with Victoria Police will be Aug 4.