Inspector Kathy Bennett has taken on the roles of mentor, prosecutor, investigator and manager within her policing career.
In charge of Firearms Services since 2015, she manages a complex and changing work area.
Kathy credits her success to her policing mentors who have recognised her readiness for development, and steadied and pushed her into more demanding roles.
A multitasker, Kathy has two teenagers and juggles work with a busy family life. She describes the university-level graduate diploma for the Inspector course as one of the hardest things she had ever done.
While at Bellerive, she managed policing services for international cricket matches and AFL games at nearby Bellerive Oval and was appointed as the jurisdictional representative for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. She was also appointed as the delegation 2IC and logistics manager for Tasmania Police’s deployment to G20 in 2014.
Kathy was awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for her role in the Police Operations Centre during the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996, and another Commendation with her colleagues for her role as second-incharge in the Police Forward Command Post during the 2013 Tasman Peninsula Bushfires.