Kenneth (Ken) Moroney was sworn in on 16 August 1965. In 1975, as secretary and delegate of the Lismore Branch, he was elected to the Executive. From 1986– 1987 he was junior vice-president and from 1987–1988 senior vice-president. On being promoted to commissioned rank Ken rose quickly through the ranks and on 28 May 2002 was appointed Commissioner of Police a role he filled until his retirement on 31 August 2007. Ken was always a great champion of “effective, relevant and meaningful ongoing change”. As a unionist and operational police officer he was committed to growing an ethical, employee focussed, well equipped modern day police force. For his services to policing and the community he was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 1992 and Officer in the Order of Australia in 2006. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Charles Sturt University in May 2008. Ken is currently a director of the Police Credit Union and chairs and serves on a number of boards.