Stephen has almost 30 years policing experience, with more than 20 years as an investigator.
Stephen has worked in regional two-person stations and in challenging urban areas. He commenced in the specialised field of child protection in 1991. He worked in Homicide, Child and Sexual Assault and, Fraud and Cyber Crime. He was Investigations Leader into the murder of Daniel Morcombe.
Stephen was also instrumental in implementing the QPS Investigative Interviewing Strategy, traveling to the UK in 2014 to undertake training and becoming one of the first QPS members to be an Interview Advisor. In December 2015 he was promoted to Detective Inspector, Major and Organised Crime Squad, South Eastern Region. In October 2018 he returned to child protection as Operations Manager, Child Trauma and Sexual Crime Unit, State Crime Command.