Assistant Commissioner  Ross Guenther

Ross joined Victoria Police in 1985. An accomplished police

officer, his professional experience encompasses the leadership

and management of teams across investigative, general policing,

specialist operations and business environments.


He holds a Master's Degree in Criminology along with professional

qualifications in project, business, training and strategic

management streams. He has a deep commitment to learning and

innovation and has facilitated education programs for various

tertiary institutions in recent years.


As a Commissioned Officer, Ross has managed and led successful

change management programs across Victoria Police’s Centre for

Investigator Training, Airlie Leadership Development Centre,

Security Services Division and more recently as a Divisional

Manager within the Southern Metropolitan Region. 


In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner and is charged with leading the Victoria Police Counter Terrorism Command.  As a former Command Capability Advisor to the ANZCTC, Ross has a deep understanding of Counter Terrorism including the spectrum of police and agency responses required to address the complex challenges within that environment. 


In June 2016, Ross was honoured to receive the Australian Police Medal (APM) as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours. In 2017, Ross was elected to the Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) Alumni Association Executive and currently holds the role of Vice President.

Commander, Counter-Terrorism Command, Victoria Police, Australia

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