To help you stay informed during COVID-19, IPAA SA, the South Australian Leadership Academy (Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment) and PwC are pleased to offer the Virtual on the Couch Series.
Our guest for this informal interview was Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner, South Australia Police, who shared his insights into the essential role the South Australian Police have undertaken in the management of the crisis situation around COVID-19, as well as the leadership models and mantras he finds helpful. Commissioner Stevens was interviewed by Imelda Alexopoulos, Partner, PwC
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Grant Stevens APM
South Australia Police
Grant Stevens APM has been Commissioner of South Australia Police since July 2015. With 36 years of general and specialist policing experience and over a decade as a member of SAPOL’s senior executive, Grant has personally led and delivered some of SAPOL’s most significant programs including, outlaw motorcycle gang enforcement, specialist sexual crimes investigation, and service reform initiatives around frontline service delivery and demand management. He is also committed to improving employee wellbeing, gender equity and the elimination of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
As Commissioner, Grant leads an organisation with state wide responsibility, employing over 6,000 staff and a budget of about $1 Billion. He is a member on a range of Boards and Committees at state and national government levels. These oversee the critical issues involved in law enforcement, security and counter-terrorism, emergency management, justice reform, road safety and community safety generally.
As Commissioner, Grant has continued to actively support police-driven collaboration across government for an enhanced response to family and domestic violence and repeat offenders in South Australia. Grant has a clear vision for SAPOL as a visible, responsive police service for all South Australians which is defined in the SAPOL 2020 strategy. SAPOL 2020 guides South Australia Police organisational reform activity, through three core drivers, Our People, Operations and Technology. The strategic vision is underpinned by core values of service, integrity, courage, leadership, collaboration and respect.
Grant has also driven significant cultural reform regarding gender equity and the elimination of discrimination and sexual harassment, ensuring SAPOL is an employer of choice for men and women and all staff are respected, valued and safe at work.
Married with five children, Grant is a keen amateur cyclist actively involved in his family’s sporting activities as a parent and organiser.
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15 May 2020