Superintendent Mark Kellyis set to receive an Australian Police Medal. Picture: Kevin Farmer
Superintendent Mark Kellyis set to receive an Australian Police Medal. Picture: Kevin Farmer

Leading Toowoomba officer to receive national police honours

Darling Downs Superintendent Mark Kelly will be one of six Queensland Police Service officers honoured with the Australian Police Medal.

Supt Kelly joined the QPS in 1989, working in Bundaberg, Logan, Brisbane City, Gladstone, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

During that time he was as an appointed detective, training officer, crime manager and officer-in-charge of Tactical Crime Squad and Toowoomba Station.

He served as Forward Commander after the Grantham and Lockyer Valley floods in 2010, was responsible for security of dignitaries during the G20 and served as Deputy Commander of the Joint Emergency Services Command Centre for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Superintendent Kelly was instrumental in developing cultural awareness activities to enhance relationships with First Nations People and refugees from Middle Eastern countries.

His most recent appointment was to the QPS Academy in Oxley, where he is serving as Acting Chief Superintendent, heading up the People Capability Command.

“The Australian Police Medal is a fitting acknowledgment of each recipient’s outstanding contribution and dedication to serving Queensland,” QPS Commissioner Katarina Carroll said.

Originally published as Leading Toowoomba officer to receive national police honours