Fairfield City Police Area Command
Commander Peter Lennon
Peter joined the NSW Police Force in 1979 and has an extensive policing career covering Command positions, General Duties and Criminal Investigation Duties in the areas of Homicide, Drugs and Organised Crime.
Peter has a vast knowledge of Policing in New South Wales and large scale security events. He worked on a secondment to the Olympic Security Command Centre from 1998 to 2001 for the Sydney Olympic Games. He has commanded & planned local major sporting events, 5 United States Senior Officials visits, World Trade Organisation meetings and Rugby World Cup matches.
Between 2005 and 2008 Peter commanded the NSW Police Force APEC Planning Group, setting up the security planning and co-ordination roles for the NSW Police, working in close collaboration with overseas and Commonwealth agencies. In 2008 Peter was chosen to be Forward Commander of “Barangaroo”, the busiest World Youth Day site for the visit of Pope Benedict.
Peter has studied extensively in the Police Force and holds a Bachelor in Police Studies and a Masters in Public Administration. Peter’s credits include; a Commissioner’s Commendation for his duties during the Sydney 2000 Olympic security operation, Commissioner’s Commendation and Citation for APEC 2007, Assistant Commissioner’s citation for Major Investigations, NSW Police National Medal and Australian Police Medal.
Peter is currently the Commander at Fairfield City Police Area Command, one of the most culturally diverse communities in Australia. He represents NSW Police on various Government Cultural Diversity committees. Peter is dedicated to assisting newly arrived communities and Service providers working to provide a safe community in NSW. He is the innovator of ‘We are You’ an ongoing campaign of community engagement in south west Sydney and introduced ‘Coffee with a Cop’ to Australia.