Often referred to as “the gang buster”, Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace, has delved into the dark underbelly of crime investigating and dismantling some of the State’s most feared gangs. Throughout a stellar career spanning more than 30 years with NSW Police, Deb has faced murderers, drug manufacturers and extortionists – to name just a few – armed with her trademark heels and colourful suits.
Currently Commander, State Crime Command Gangs Squad, Deb is a self-described diehard Parramatta Eels fan and proud “westie”. Her pragmatic approach, tenacity, sense of humour and ability to separate her work and personal lives, has enabled Deb to thrive in high pressure police operations.
The recipient of numerous awards including the Australia Day Achievement Award, the Australian Crime and Prevention Award, and the Australian Police Medal, Deb is strongly committed to community endeavours and is a long-time supporter of Youth off the Streets.