Commissioner Robert Atkinson APM "has had a 36 year career with the Queensland Police Service having been sworn in as a Constable on 30 October 1968. He has served throughout the State from Goondiwindi to Cairns performing a wide range of operational and managerial roles. He was a Detective for approximately 20 years and was in charge of country Criminal Investigation Branch and Juvenile Aid offices. He was involved in the change management processes in the QPS post-Fitzgerald from 1990 and then later in terms of further organisational change following the Public Sector Management Commission Review and Report Recommendations of the Queensland Police Service in 1993. In 1989 he attended the three month FBI National Academy Course at Quantico, Virginia USA. That program is aligned with the nearby University of Virginia. He again attended the FBI Academy during 2002 for the National Executive Institute Program. He holds several graduate level qualifications. Bob Atkinson was appointed as Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service on 1 November 2000." 
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- Robert Atkinson, CEPS, accessed April 3, 2009.