Stephen LeaneStephen Leane attended Salesian College Chadstone from 1974-1979. Former Assistant Commissioner at Victoria Police, now Road Safety Camera Commissioner for Victoria, Stephen Leane APM (Australian Police Medal) had 40 years’ experience in Victoria Police in a range of senior command roles. During his career he was responsible for the portfolios of Ethical Standards Command, the Commander of the North West Metro Region, Road Policing Assistant Commissioner. Appointed to Deputy President of the Police Registration and Services Board and Board member of the Emergency Services Communication Authority, Stephen serves the community in a range of significant board roles.
As Assistant Commissioner for Melbourne and the Northern and Western suburbs, Stephen was responsible for policing demonstrations, large sporting events, terrorism incidents and delivering police services to over 2 million people a day, with over 3,500 staff.
In January 2017, Stephen took responsibility for resolving the Bourke Street tragedy as overall police commander and state controller for emergency services.
Stephen holds a Law Degree (Honours) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from ANU and a Masters of Education from Monash University. He was awarded the Australia Police Medal (APM) for his service at the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
On his education at Salesian from 1974-1979, Stephen reflects, “The social justice thinking that permeates Salesian had the greatest impact on me. That probably influenced both my joining police, but also the roles in police that I found most satisfying.”
Hall of Fame Inductee - Law Enforcement