Policing in Australia Since 1788 - In the Line of Duty
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Commissioners - Western Australia

Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan

Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan with Anne Cobai, a Year 12 student of Carine Senior High School. On the 20 September 2005, Commissioner O'Callaghan launched the new WA Police flag at the Police Academy in Joondalup.

1854 - 1856John Augustus Conroy
1856 - 1857Frederick Palgrave Barlee
1857 - 1857William Hogan
1857 - 1858Alfred Hawes Stone
1858 - 1858Charles Symmons
1858 - 1860Sir Alexander Thomas Cockburn-Campbell
1861 - 1866William Hogan
1866 - 1867Major Robert Henry Crampton
1867 - 1867Gustavus Edward Cockburn Hare
1867 - 1871Major Robert Henry Crampton
1871 - 1887Matthew Skinner Smith
1887 - 1900Lieutenant Colonel George Braithwaite Phillips
1900 - 1912Captain Frederick Arthur Hare
1912 - 1933Robert Connell
1933 - 1934William Archibald Douglas
1934 - 1945David Hunter
1945 - 1951John Doyle
1951 - 1958Thomas Hermann Andersen
1958 - 1965James Murray O'Brien
1965 - 1971Richard Thomas Napier
1971 - 1975Athol Logan Moore Wedd
1975 - 1981George Owen Arthur Leitch
1981 - 1985John Henry Porter
1985 - 1994Brian Bull
1994 - 1999Robert Falconer
1999 - 2004Barry Eldon Matthews
2004 -Karl Joseph O'Callaghan
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