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Rick Nugent


Rick commenced his appointment as Assistant Commissioner of Eastern Region in September 2015, and brings to this role extensive operational and corporate experience, as well as a strong focus on working with stakeholders, staff development, and continual improvement.  With a policing career spanning 28 years, Rick has served in a number of stations and departments across the organisation. In addition to general policing, Rick has performed duties as a detective for a significant portion of his career.

He has undertaken investigations and managed a number of teams responsible for investigating complex serious and organised crimes including homicides, armed robberies, drug trafficking, home invasions and serious sex offences.

Rick and the Region Leadership and Governance Committee work closely with community, private industry, and corporate sector leaders to improve service delivery, prevent crime, and enhance community safety. Rick’s top priority is his commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all members within Eastern Region.

In his spare time Rick enjoys four wheel driving and camping with his family. He runs and swims regularly and participates in the “Pier to Pub” each year.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.