Christine Nixon


It’s no surprise that Christine Nixon grew up to be a cop. Her father Ross brought his police work home with him often: she helped mull over crime-scene photos at the kitchen table and helped lug seized weapons in from the car. She was one of the first women in Australia to move into operational policing and ultimately became Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria, a post she held from April 2001 to February 2009.

At the peak of her policing career Christine Nixon’s battles were with more than a line-up of criminals—there was bureaucracy, corruption and terrorism to fight, as well as enemies within her own ranks.

Christine’s soon to be relased memoirs, titled ‘Fair Cop’ is a frank and engaging account of her career, about the challenges and rewards of working in one of the toughest jobs in the country and the later controversy surrounding the Victorian Bushfire Recovery Authority.


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