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Karl Colaco

Associate

With thirty years experience in the New South Wales Police Force, Karl specialised in overt and covert criminal investigations and prosecutions. His experiences have ranged from local policing in metropolitan and country Commands, VIP & dignitary protection, operational overt and covert policing, and multi-jurisdictional investigations. Most recently as an accredited CAPI licenced investigator and licenced security consultant, Karl has worked on government and large public company projects developing protocols and procedures for critical infrastructure and undertaking extensive security risk analysis and assessments.

Experience

Having successfully reached the rank of Detective Chief Inspector and spent ten years in managerial and Command positions, Karl lead teams into protracted organised crime investigations. Working with national and international law enforcement agencies on protracted and complex investigative projects leading to successful outcomes and prosecutions.

As a Commander of a specialised covert unit with independent operational, financial, HR and administrative responsibilities, Karl developed and enhanced his skills in managing and dealing with people in extremely high-risk environments and was integral in implementing safe working protocols at a range of levels within the organisation.  This also included the preparation and implementation of reports, policy and procedural proposals both within the NSW government and other partner agencies/LEA’s.

Karl has also lead training programs as the Director of Training in VIP & Dignitary Protection and Covert Policing fields, having to deliver presentations, develop SOPs, risk management protocols and internal education programs.  His skills as a trainer has been recognised by other LEA’s, including the FBI, Hong Kong Police and UK Metropolitan Police Services.

He has also successfully conducted investigations into allegations of workplace bullying, misconduct and harassment.

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