Sep 21

Bio – Paul Spooner, Senior Vice President, Burleigh Heads RSL Sub Branch

Mr. Paul Spooner

Married to Robyn 40 years. 2 children and 3 grandchildren

Senior Vice President; Member of Burleigh Heads RSL Sub Branch since 2012

Schooling – Padua College, Kedron, Brisbane

Employment history: 1967/1983 Plumber, Drainer and Gasfitter (Qld) (Eagle Farm TAFE) 15 years in the trade.

Joined Australian Federal Police in January 1984 – Recruit Course 5/84 Barton College, (5 months) Graduated June 1984

Constable – 1984/1985 – AFP Brisbane Office – Fraud and General Crime

Constable – 1986/1987 – AFP Brisbane Office – Drug Squad

Detective Constable  – 1988/1989 AFP Canberra General CIB

Detective Senior Constable – 1989/1991 AFP Canberra Major Crime Squad

Detective Senior Constable  – 1991/1998 AFP Gold Coast Office Fraud and General Crime/Drug Squad

Detective Senior Constable – 1998/2000 AFP Gold Coast Surveillance/Drug Squad

2001 – AFP Liaison Officer Aust High Commission  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2001/2003 AFP Senior Liaison Officer Aust High Commission, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Detective Sergeant – 2004/2006 AFP Darwin NT AFP/NTPOL (Joint Terrorism Team) General Crime Unit

2007/2008 AFP Senior Liaison Officer Aust High Commission, Port Vila, Vanuatu

2009/2011 – Detective Superintendent RAMSI, Solomon Islands

Retired July 2011

Hobbies – Boating/fishing/crabbing; Travel. Volunteer at Burleigh Heads (CIB) Police Station (5 years); Burleigh Heads RSL Sub Branch (4 years) Broncos (NRL) fan. Car enthusiast.