PERSONAL DETAILS

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KEITH VINEY

To study the training of police officers and the organisation and operation of the police force - UK

Keith grew up in Deloraine and became a Probationary Constable at the age of 20 yrs. At that time trainees spent 12 weeks training at the Liverpool Street Headquarters in Hobart. Over the years he worked in various areas of the Police including motor cycle corps, drug investigations, prosecution, traffic and general duties. He also worked in various locations around the state, gradually rising in the ranks to that of his final designation, Deputy Commissioner stationed in Hobart.

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

1974

With an interest in police training Keith made the most of his Fellowship trip visiting stations and training centres in London, West Yorkshire, Staffordshire as well as valuable time spent at Bramshill Police College and the police Training Centre in Coventry. He gathered a range of ideas which he hoped to use on his return to Tasmania.

FELLOWSHIP CONCLUSIONS & OUTCOMES

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In 1975 Keith was appointed Superintendent of Recruitment & Training at the Rokeby Academy, an ideal position for him to trial various ideas and innovations and to put his fellowship learning to practical use. He also lead the way towards tertiary training himself taking a Part-time Arts Degree majoring in administration. When he was later promoted to Assistant Commissioner – Logistics, this learning from this degree proved invaluable.

Keith valued exchange duties in NSW with their CIB and Drug Squad and later in Victoria with their Drug Squad. He also found his participation in the working party to establish a Central CIB Unit in Australia useful. In 1972 he served time as the police representation on the Institute of Criminology Advisory Council and later graduated from the Policing, Management and Police Arts Course at the FBI College, Quantico, Virginia, USA.

Keith served on several boards external to his police commitments, earned 6 official commendations from the Police Commissioner for devotion to duty, efficiency and skillful investigation and was awarded the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and finally the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service.
Keith died in 2001 after a long illness.