Mick Brady, pictured centre, has swapped fighting crime for helping to shape the future of Moreton Bay Region.
The former Moreton Police District superintendent is part of a nine-strong committee of community leaders at RDA (Regional Development Australia) Moreton Bay.
A not-for-profit organisation, RDA Moreton Bay helps drive economic development, investment and jobs as well as strengthening links between government and the community.
That helps support more than 20,000 businesses in this region, a number which is increasing as the region’s population growth continues.
RDA Moreton Bay is funded by Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, but works with all three levels of government.
It is also responsible for promoting federal government grant opportunities and helps gather regional information to inform national policy directions.
It is chaired by Kel Patch, with Sharon Armstrong as Deputy Chair, Mike Brady, Professor Karen Becker, Craig Doyle, Craig Hewlett and latest members Cr Jodie Shipway, Natassia Wheeler and Zach Wright.
About Mick Brady APM
Mick Brady joined Queensland Police in 1982 and within eight years was a detective working n the areas of homicide and organised crime.
In 2004 he joined the Ethical Standards Command and then became an inspector at Redcliffe Police Station.
Mr Brady was made Moreton Police District chief in 2013 and he oversaw the construction of the new district police headquarters in King St and renovation of the original station in Lower King St, Caboolture.
In 2019 he was presented with the Australian Police Medal (APM) in recognition of decades of service to the community.
Mr Brady was also the District Disaster Co-Ordinator in charge of all sections of response to major weather events and disasters which hit the region.
As such, he was commended for his handling of the devastating 2010-11 floods which began in November 2010 and by March 2011 had cost 33 lives and caused an estimated $2.38 billion in damage to this region.
During his career, Mr Brady was also praised for his support of community programs, Neighbourhood watch and Crime Stoppers as well as those helping tackle domestic violence and youth violence.
Mr Brady also stood in as Acting Assistant Commissioner, posted Christmas messages to the region on the myPolice Moreton website and has lived in the Moreton Bay Region for more than 35 years.
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