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Commander David McLean

Manager Cybercrime Operations, Organised Crime and Cyber, Australian Federal Police

About Commander David McLean

Commander David McLean is currently performing the role of Manager Cybercrime Operations within the Australian Federal Police Organised Crime and Cyber portfolio. In that capacity Commander McLean is responsible for the investigation of significant criminal acts which may compromise computer systems relied upon by the Australian critical infrastructure community or information systems of national and international significance.

Commander McLean until recently was also responsible for Child Protection Operations and the targeting of offenders using the internet to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children or who travel offshore and commit sexual offences against them.

Previous senior executive roles occupied by Commander McLean include Manager Professional Standards responsible for internal investigations and maintenance of the AFP integrity framework; Deputy Chief Police Officer, ACT Policing, the AFP’s community policing arm; and Chief of Staff, responsible for the coordination of information, administrative and support services provided to the Commissioner and AFP Executive. From 2004 to 2007, Commander McLean was stationed in Washington DC where he served as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer responsible for cooperation with the United States and Canada on policing issues.

Commander McLean is a graduate of the AFP Management of Serious Crime Program, the AFP International Senior Command Program and the Australian Institute of Police Management. He holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership.
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