Secretary Wayne GattThe Police Association has announced that Sergeant Wayne Gatt will become its next Secretary.
Wayne, 42, is a serving Victoria Police officer of 21 years and currently the Police Association’s Stakeholder Relations Advisor, will replace outgoing secretary Ron Iddles when he steps down from the role on February 24.
Wayne’s appointment was determined by The Police Association’s 12-person Executive Committee after a rigorous selection process.
Wayne is proud and humbled to be representing his fellow officers:
“It will be a privilege to lead the Association’s professional and committed team who represent Police and PSOs in Victoria and I am honoured to serve in this role.
“This job is all about our committed Victoria Police members. Nothing will be more important for me than ensuring that our members are supported and listened to.
“Police and PSOs make tough calls in the most difficult environments to keep our community safe. They have the back of our community so it’s important for all of us that we have theirs.”
Profile – Sergeant Wayne Gatt
- Age 42
- Joined Victoria Police in 1995
- Has performed in a variety of general duties policing roles in Melbourne metropolitan and regional location
- Served in the Victoria Police Dog Squad and Mounted Branch
- Performed secondments at the Drug Squad, Water Police and Investigation Taskforces
- Trained police negotiator who has been involved in the management and resolution of numerous critical incidents
- Twice commended by Victoria Police for actions taken during critical incidents
- Currently serves as The Police Association’s Stakeholder Relations Advisor (Since May 2015)
- Has served in all of The Police Association’s representative roles
- Has served as a Police Association Delegate for several years while at the Victoria Police Dog Squad
- Served as The Police Association’s Delegates’ and Training Co-ordinator between 2005 and 2008
- Served on The Police Association’s Executive Committee in 2014/15