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Media Release From the Office of John McLeay MINISTER FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1979

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE: APPOINTMENTS

The Minister for Administrative Services, John

McLeay, today announced the appointment o f Mr R.E. Kennedy,

Q.P.M., as Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Federal

Police.

Mr McLeay said that Mr Kennedy, 58, joined the

A.C.T. Police Force after active service as an officer with

the Second A.I.F. Mr Kennedy had a long and distinguished

police career, beginning in 1946 as a constable and achieving

in 1977 the post of A.C.T. Police Commissioner.

. The Minister said that the appointment of Mr Kennedy

would assist the Commissioner of the A.F.P., Sir Colin Woods,

to maintain the high standard of police services in the A.C.T.

The Minister also announced thd^Mr J.M. Davis,

C.V.O., O.B.E., Q.P.M., Commissioner of the Commonwealth

Police Force, would take up a new position as Special

Adviser on federal policing matters and as a Senior

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Criminology.

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"The Government expresses its appreciation of

the service given by Mr Davis to' the Commonwealth Police

Force, including his 11 years service as its Commissioner",

said Mr McLeay.

"The Government is pleased that he is able to

continue to serve the Commonwealth in a special advisory

and research role".

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