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GAVIN MCGRAW – CV & QUALIFICATIONS – 2020

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NAME: Gavin McGraw

ADDRESS: Nonna Street, Oakleigh East VIC 3166

TELEPHONE: 0411-108-633

Mission Statement

My employer’s safety is my number one priority.

Ensure expedient and safe transportation.

Communicate with the relevant bodies regarding appointments and ensuring safe arrival/departure at venues.

Core Strengths

My ability to identify possible threats and take the necessary action to keep my employer safe.

I have a range of defensive driving skills as result of Victoria Police driving courses and refreshers. Driving is a quality I have developed over 38yrs as a police officer in completing different driving courses and driving all types of vehicles (high powered pursuit to coaches and trucks).

Confidentiality is a quality I have that has seen me serve five Chief Commissioner of Police over a period of 26yrs and been privy to many highly confidential conversations and material, including private matters. I also held a National Top Secret Clearance Level whilst employed with Victoria Police.

I have an excellent knowledge of roads and major venues throughout Melbourne and Victoria due to travelling the State many times over with Chief Commissioners.

Punctuality is another one of my core strengths, cannot be late if avoidable.

I have great respect for all individuals even if I may not agree with them.

I have numerous skills regarding Office Administration. In the past I have made appointments for my employer, communicated with individuals/organisations regarding attendances, delivered dispatches, vehicle maintenance, updating private contact details of key personnel, collecting spouses from home for any joint attendances.

I have a strong knowledge of the Road Laws gained from the Victoria Police Traffic Operations Group Traffic Education Course and the ongoing enforcement of traffic offences.

Communications is a strength I have due to the many and varied contacts I had on a daily basis in the preparation and security involving the Chief Commissioner of Police. I also have ongoing refresher courses in driving and conflict resolution.

Adaptability, I have enjoyed the various courses through Victoria Police, RACV Drive School and my own business Manual Driving Made Easy which has given me the knowledge for change towards a better outcome.

Team orientation, I enjoy working with people or teams to help consistently achieve a high result for the organisation.

Professional Development has been a core part of my career and I believe it is an important part of any industry or business.

I believe a good level of fitness is necessary to perform the duties of protecting my employer and continue to maintain that level by the use of a personal trainer on a weekly basis.

Key Achievements

Responsibility for the safety and transportation of five consecutive Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria.

Enforcing Road Laws throughout the State.

Customer Service liaison with private organisations, general public and schools in a range of programs over many years.

Work History

1974 Russell Street, Flinders Lane & Broadmeadows Police Stations

(General Policing – Foot Patrol, Divisional Van & Major Events Duties)

1974 – 1977 Brunswick Police Station

(General Policing – Foot Patrol, Divisional Van & Major Events Duties)

1977 – 1979 Epping Police Station

(General Policing – Foot Patrol, Divisional Van & Major Events Duties)

1979 Traffic Operations Group, Western Suburbs

(Patrol involving static speed checks, breathalyser tests, high speed pursuits, attending accidents and enforcing traffic and criminal laws)

1979 – 1983 Traffic Operations Group, Horsham Highway Patrol

(Patrol involving static speed checks, breathalyser tests, high speed pursuits, attending accidents and enforcing traffic and criminal laws)

1983 – 1985 Police Transport Branch

(Driving Buses, Prison and Brawler Vans to major events where disturbances were expected such as Sporting Events, Races and Demonstrations)

1985 – 2011 Personal Aide to Chief Commissioner of Police

(Responsible for the safety of the Chief Commissioner and the logistics in conveying on time the Chief Commissioner to and from meetings, official functions and visiting police stations throughout Victoria)

2011 – 2015 Manual Driving Instructor with RACV

2015 - Manual Driving Instructor and owner of Manual Driving Made Easy Drive School, South Eastern Suburbs.

Education

Finley Primary School

Finley High School

Victoria Police Motor Driving School Standard Car Course

Victoria Police Motor Driving School Motor Cycle Course

Victoria Police Motor Driving School Pursuit Car Course

Victoria Police Motor Driving School VIP Personal Protective Driving Course

Victoria Police Counter Terrorist Driving Course tailored for the Chief Commissioner

Investment in Excellence Course

Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics Road Transport Car Driving Instruction

Certifications

National Top Secret Clearance

National Police Clearance Certificate

Working with Children Check

Driving Instructor Authority

Victorian Drivers Licence (Car, Cycle & Heavy Combination)

Honours and Awards

National Police Service Medal

National Medal

Interests

Family and Friends, Baseball, Cinema, Restaurants and Reading.

Referee

Kelvin Glare (Retired Chief Commissioner) 0421 060 706

Christine Nixon (Retired Chief Commissioner) 0418 573 042

Jeff Hare (Manager - RACV Drive School) 0414 819 088

VICTORIA POLICE PUBLICATIONS

SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

POLICE CADET CERTIFICATE

THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY AUSTRALIA

VICTORIA POLICE STANDARD CAR COURSE

PRELIMINARY BREATH TESTING AUTHORITY

VICTORIA POLICE - TRAFFIC OPERATIONS GROUP - PURSUIT & MOTOR CYCLE COURSES

VICTORIA POLICE VIP PERSONNEL PROTECTIVE DRIVING COURSE

INVESTMENT IN EXCELLENCE COURSE

VICTORIA POLICE EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT COURSE

VICTORIA POLICE WORKPLACE CONFLICT AWARENESS PROGRAM

LETTER OF COMMENDATION FROM CHIEF COMMISSIONER NEIL COMRIE

CERTIFICATE IV IN CAR DRIVING INSTRUCTION

KEYS2DRIVE CERTIFICATION

VICTORIA POLICE CHECK