Queen’s Birthday Honours – Inspector Glen Ball
Inspector Glen Ball has been recognised for his dedication to the Tasmania community today, receiving the Australian Police Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards.
Inspector Ball has served the Tasmanian community for over 40 years in a range of uniform, specialist and senior management roles within Tasmania Police.
Since his promotion to Inspector in 1999, Glen has managed a diverse range of areas, including Deloraine Uniform Division, Northern Criminal Investigation, Drug Investigations, Internal Investigations, Specialist Capability, Forensic Services, and the Serious Organised Crime Division.
Inspector Ball holds graduate certificates from the Australian Institute of Police Management and the University of Tasmania. He also holds the National Medal, National Police Service Medal, and a Commissioner’s Medal.
“The professionalism, integrity, and sustained commitment shown by Inspector Glen Ball makes him a very worthy recipient of the Australian Police Medal today,” said Commissioner Darren Hine.
“Inspector Ball is a highly skilled and valued member of Tasmania Police with a career spanning over 40 years.
“With a strong foundation in operational policing, Inspector Ball performed a tactical role as part of the Special Operations Group in the inner-cordon at the Port Arthur incident and was part of the team who made the arrest. He has also been heavily involved in many complex investigations including cold case murders, major fraud investigations, and legislative reforms and operational responses targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs.
“Having spent the last 18 years in senior leadership and management, Inspector Ball leads by example with a commitment to sharing his knowledge and experience of policing as he mentors other members within Tasmania Police.
“On behalf of Tasmania Police, I thank Inspector Glen Ball for his dedication to duty and congratulate him on this honour today,” said Commissioner Hine.