Alan Leek is a 34 year veteran of the NSW Police, having served as a detective in Sydney, its suburbs, and the surrounding Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas before becoming officer-in-charge of Blacktown-Mt.Druitt detectives. Promoted to commissioned rank, he held the position of staff officer-intelligence in the Blacktown District before taking up command of the tough Cabramatta patrol, then the centre of heroin trafficking in Australia and the site of Australia’s first political assassination. He was also the commander of Kuring-gai and Newtown local areas and by statutory appointment, the St. George-Sutherland District. He retired at the rank of superintendent.
Leaving school at 15, he worked as a rouseabout in a wool store for two years before joining the police cadet corps.
He holds an Associate Diploma in Justice Administration (Distinction); Post Graduate Diploma in Police Management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, USA.
He earned the Peter Mitchell Award in 1987, alas, not for courage, but for performance.
Co-founder and director of an exhibiting fine art gallery between 1983 – 2012, he has served as a full-term trustee and is a patron of the Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawing, which is held in trust for the Australian people.