Professor The Hon. Peter Anderson AM has been associated with policing for more than 40 years, including a 10-year career within the NSW Police Force, largely as a Police Prosecutor, before being elected to the NSW Parliament in 1978.
Between 1981 and 1986 he was Minister for Police and Emergency Services, before taking on a range of other senior portfolios including Youth and Community Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs and Health. From 1989 to 1994 he served as Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services.
Professor Anderson is currently serving as Chairman of the Council for Asian Terrorism Research (CATR), Member of the Advisory Committee of the Research network for a Secure Australia (RNSA), Member of the International Advisory Board of the Philippine Institute for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR), Member of the International Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (BCTR).
He is the Director of the Centre for Policing, Intelligence & Counter Terrorism (PICT), Macquarie University and is a great supporter for the professionalisation of policing.