Emergency Management Commissioner

Andrew Crisp APM is Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner. The Emergency Management Commissioner has overall responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies, including the management of consequences of an emergency.


As the former Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner, Regional Operations, Andrew has almost 40 years’ policing experience in roles focused on community safety across metropolitan and regional Victoria and overseas, including key emergency management leadership positions.


During his career, he has been involved in responses to a number of major incidents, such as the Ash Wednesday Bushfires, the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Christchurch earthquake, Queensland floods and the 2017 Bourke Street Tragedy.


Andrew has worked closely, at both the strategic and operational level, with emergency management organisations, agencies, and government departments for a number of years. While focused on building even stronger relationships and capability across the emergency management sector, Andrew will ensure that the community is at the centre of that work.


To help the emergency management sector thrive, Andrew is keen to ensure it better reflects the communities that we work with and to continue building a more open, respectful, and inclusive culture.