John Bryan Giles, AO, GM, BEM, QPM, JP.

He was born at Stanley Flat in 1924. He joined the Force as a Junior Constable (Cadet) in 1939 and later spent 12 years in the Criminal Investigation Branch. He was Commissioned in 1961 and performed operational duties until his appointment as Officer in Charge of the Prosecution Division in 1965. He was later Officer in Charge of Legal and Training Services and in 1977 was appointed Assistant Commissioner (Personnel and Training). He was appointed Deputy Commissioner in 1978. Mr Giles was awarded the George Medal for Gallantry in 1952 and the British Empire Medal for bravery in 1962. He was the South Australian Government observer to the United Nations in United Kingdom and Hong Kong in 1971 and was a member of the advisory team, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary 1974. He is the author of Police Law text book; was a consultant member, Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-1977); occasional lecturer Law School, University of Adelaide and visiting lecturer (senior courses) Australian Police College, Manly, New South Wales. He is a member of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee of South Australia. Mr Giles was appointed Commissioner of Police on 27th May, 1982.



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