I would like to start by saying thank you to everyone for welcoming me into the ACCCE, from members within the ACCCE building to the stakeholders I have met at numerous events including the National Child Protection Forum, the Bright Futures launch, and our recent morning tea at the ACCCE.
Welcome to the first newsletter for 2023, and my first edition as new Commander of the ACCCE. I would like to acknowledge and congratulate Hilda Sirec on her promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner. Hilda offered incredible leadership and dedication to the ACCCE and Human Exploitation Specialist Command and I feel privileged to continue this legacy.
Four years into the journey of the ACCCE and I can only be in awe of our achievements...
517 children removed from harm, 691 arrests, 6,104 charges laid, 95,153 reports received by the ACCCE triage unit and 2,020 referrals to Australian law enforcement.
More than 115 stakeholder relationships to collaborate and share knowledge.
More than 6.8 million social media users engaging with our awareness and prevention efforts.