Des has been a member of the Blue Light Committee for 3 years. He has been a member of Victoria Police for 27 years and is the President, and Life Member, of the Ballarat Blue Light.
Des brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in regards to Local Government and with running not-for-profit organisations.
Des has also been awarded the National Medal, the Ethical Standards Medal and the National Police Service Medal. He was also Runner-Up in the Victoria Police Youth Resource Officer of the Year.