Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

First Female Tasmania Police Deputy Commissioner Appointed
13 July  2021

I am delighted to announce that Donna Adams has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of Tasmania Police bringing three decades of leadership experience across all levels of policing.

Ms Adams is the first woman to be appointed to the rank of Deputy Commissioner within Tasmania Police – 104 years after women were first permitted to join the force in Tasmania.

After starting as a constable, her most recent roles include Deputy Secretary of DPFEM and Assistant Commissioner of Police.

With a Masters of Policing and 34-years’ experience in policing, I am confident Ms Adams will make a valuable contribution to keeping Tasmanians safe in the new role.

Donna has been acting in the role of Deputy Commissioner for the last few months and will formally commence on 23 July after the retirement of Deputy Commissioner Scott Tilyard.