‘A bit of a stretch’: How a former police officer turned to politics

The story of how a former Australian police officer was hired to be a candidate for the Australian Labor Party, then became one of its most prominent MPs, has been told in a new book by a former colleague who worked with the man.

The book, The Secret Life of a Former Police Officer, is due to be published on Friday.

Key points: The former police commissioner, who has written a new autobiography, says he is surprised by the public reaction to the book The Secret Lives of Police Commissioner: Commissioner Scott Fynn said the book was an attempt to give people a glimpse into what a police officer really doesThe book is the work of the retired police commissioner Scott Fysh who has also worked as a journalist and broadcasterThe book tells the story of a former policeman who became a high-profile MP for the Labor Party and, after quitting, went on to become one of the party’s most prominent members.

“It’s an extremely difficult book,” former police chief commissioner Scott Foley said of The Secret Adventures of a Police Commissioner, the title of the new book.

“He was a great officer.

I don’t think anyone could ever be quite that good, but I certainly never could be quite the person that he was.

The book’s publisher, publisher David Fynns, said he was surprised by how quickly public reactions to the work had become and was surprised that some people had so far refused to read the book. “

I think a lot of people didn’t understand how tough and intelligent and compassionate and capable he was.”

The book’s publisher, publisher David Fynns, said he was surprised by how quickly public reactions to the work had become and was surprised that some people had so far refused to read the book.

Fynns said the response to the first chapter was so “totally different” to the response after the first few chapters that he had initially planned to “throw the book out”.

“The reaction to chapter one was so different to chapter two and chapter three,” Fyns said.

He said he had not been expecting it to be “so well received”.

Fysh became a police commissioner in 2001 after retiring as a senior officer in the Victorian police.

Under the Labor government, he became the deputy commissioner of the Victorian Police Service (VSS), a role he held until retiring in November this year.

According to The Secret Stories of Police Commissioners, he also became the head of the VSS in 2016.

Former VSS deputy commissioner Scott Foley was in charge of the organisation when it was in the hands of former chief commissioner Craig Laidlaw, who was also forced to resign after his involvement in a sexual assault investigation.

Laidlaw was also a member of the Labor Government’s police commission for more than a decade.

Scott Foley was the commissioner of VSS when the Victorian Government created the department, and Fyss was the deputy for more the decade when the Vss was disbanded.

As well as Fys’s role as VSS commissioner, he was also the head officer of the Melbourne Police Service and was the chief constable of the State Emergency Service for the time when the Federal Government was looking to increase its policing role.

When the department disbanded in 2020, Foley had a significant role in the reorganisation of the department as the VASS was taken over by the State Government.

His successor as head of VASS, Scott Fyne, is currently the commissioner.