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James Stokes
Coordinator Child Protection, Human Trafficking & Cybercrime / Detective Superintendent , Australian Federal Police
Sydney, Australia
22 years national and international policing/criminal investigative experience including: nine years peacekeeping/international development more than two years of which as an executive director of a not-for-profit; nine years organisational development/reform and change management, and; more than eleven years at the executive, chief executive officer, director and/or senior executive levels.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Australian Federal Police (AFP), 2005 - Present

Manager Darwin Office/Airport Police Commander, 2018 – Present
· Leading Darwin-based capacity and Northern Territory-based Child Protection, Human Trafficking, Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism, Aviation, Specialist Operations and Support Capability Functions

Executive Director Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (external), 2015 – 2018
· Leading transition of medium-sized Indonesian not-for-profit (Yayasan) (140 staff), stalled in start-up after a decade of operation through renewal to growth life stage, working as Board Director, Company Secretary and Executive Manager
· Improved compliance through strengthened external oversight and internal controls; resolution of fourteen-year multi-million Indonesian Tax Law compliance issues, thirteen-year Indonesian Labour Law compliance issues, Contract Law compliance and International and Indonesian Accounting Standards compliance
· Improved performance; 120% increase in capacity development output in two years, reversing a 40% decline over the preceding four
· Earned additional revenue from non-member/owner sources of $1.54M in 2017 (134% above 2015 base)
· Secured +50% increases in financial and in-kind member (shareholder) contributions, reversing a decade-long downward trend

Coordinator Recruit & Regional Training, 2012 - 2015
· Re-institutionalised continuous improvement, re-identified absent curriculum, amalgamated Function-specific into whole-of-organisation curriculum and introduced semester-based model
· Managed the organisation’s largest recruit training period, supervising 80 to 250 human resources and delivering over 500 sworn foundation-level police and protective service officers

Acting Commander Manager Operations & Missions, International (six months), 2010 – 2011
· Acted at Commander level as Manager Operations and Missions for six months, supervising 500 staff delivering AFP’s international, bilateral and multi-lateral peacekeeping activities, managing international and domestic contributions to natural disaster emergency responses and extra-territorial community policing, as well as Immigration Detention Centre public order management responses and a Suspected Illegal Entry related maritime disaster

Program Manager Pacific Region Police Development Program, 2010 - 2012
· Stabilised program in crisis, redesigning the implementation strategy and delivering over 100 projects, in cooperation with the heads of seven small-island state police organisations, to the value of $20M+ over two years, leading to renewed AFP and government confidence and approval of a new four-year new policy proposal

Senior Executive Advisor Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership, 2008 - 2010

Mission Commander Timor-Leste Police Development Program, 2006 - 2008
· Rebuilt bilateral program in crisis life stage after socio-political emergency and international intervention in Timor-Leste, including rebuilding r
Australian National Qualifications:
• Certificate IV – Training and Assessment, Learning Options, 2012
• Master of Transnational Crime Prevention, University of Wollongong, 2010
• Diploma of Public Safety – Policing, Queensland Police Service, 2003
• Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practices, Queensland Police Service, 2001
• Bachelor of Arts (Government/Industrial Relations), University of Queensland, 1995

Professional Qualifications:
• Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2017
• Police Executive Leadership Program, Australian Institute of Police Management, 2013
• Management of Serious Crime Program, Australian Federal Police, 2012
• Visiting International Fellow, International Command Program, United Kingdom, 2011
• Police Management Development Program, Australian Institute of Police Management, 2010
• International Senior Command Program, Australian Institute of Police Management, 2010
• Economic Crime Course, Queensland Police Service, 2005
• Management Development Program, Queensland Police Service, 2003
• Sexual Offences Investigation Course, Queensland Police Service, 2002
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Australian Institute of Company Directors (Graduate) 2017
• Letter of Commendation Chargé d’Affaires United Kingdom Embassy Jakarta 2018
• Letter of Commendation Chargé d’Affaires Australian Embassy Jakarta 2018
• Australian Federal Police Service Medal 2016
• Letter of Thanks Commissioner Australian Border Force 2015
• National Police Service Medal 2015
• Australian Federal Police Commissioner’s Group Citation for Hazardous Overseas Service 2014
• Australian National Medal 2013
• Police Overseas Service Medal 2010
• Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal 2008
• Australian Federal Police Operations Medal 2008
• Timor-Leste Presidential Commendation (Attempted Murder of Timor-Leste President and Prime Minister) 2010
• Queensland Police Service District Officer’s Certificate (Service to Mount Isa Police District 2003
• Dux Award (Homicide Component Detective Training Phase 3 Queensland Police Service) 2002
• Dux Award (Sexual Offences Investigation Course Queensland Police Service) 2002
• Letter of Commendation (R v Bonner Murder) (Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions) 2002
• Letter of Commendation (Service to Gladstone Police District) (Queensland Police Service District Officer) 2001
• Queensland Police Service Assistant Commissioner's Certificate (R v MacPherson and Hicks Armed Robberies) 2001
• Dux Award (Detective Training Phase 1 Queensland Police Service) 2000
• Letter of Recognition Queensland Police Service Commissioner (Successful negotiation suicidal person) 2000
• Letter of Recognition Queensland Police Service District Officer (Operation Groundhog Drug/Property Offences) 2000
• Letter of Recognition Member of Queensland State Parliament, Letter of Recognition Queensland Police Service Commissioner, Letter of Commendation Queensland Police Service Assistant Commissioner and Queensland Police Service District Officer’s Certificate (Investigator/Arresting Officer R v Bird and R v Schipper, Attempted Murder/Torture) 1998
• Dux Award (Police Recruit Operational Vocational Education Program – Squad Queensland Police Service) 1996

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Basic-intermediate Indonesian
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