NSW Police Force
Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate has been in the NSW Police Force for over 30 years. He has worked in rural and metropolitan areas and has undertaken duties in Detectives, covert areas, high risk tactical policing, Negotiator and has now been a Police Commander for over 10 years. He has lengthy experience in Counter Terrorism and Emergency Management and has recently completed the FBI National Academy Course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia U.S.
Since the commencement of 2016, Detective Superintendent Dengate has been the Commander of the State Planning Unit at the Major Events and Incident Group and has recently had his role expanded to Command the Major Events and Emergency Management Command which includes the State Planning Unit, Emergency Management and the Mounted Unit (Police Horses). Ensuring large events are planned and executed to address public safety is the main focus of his role.
Having had the Corporate sponsorship for the safety and well-being of International Students since 2012 Superintendent Dengate has led the direction of the NSW Police Force with the engagement of International Students. The NSW has been regarded by many as the lead Police Force in Australia in its ability to engage and sustain ongoing positive relationships with International Students. Detective Superintendent Dengate has sat on numerous national and state committee’s addressing International Student Safety concerns as well as being requested to speak at numerous conferences on best practice initiatives for international student safety and well-being.