President David had the pleasure of inducting Greg Lee into the Rotary Club of Berwick, with the classification of “Law Enforcement”. 
 
Greg has been joining us on zoom for some time now from his postings in Wangaratta and Wodonga and it was great to have him join us in person with only hours to spare before the new lockdown.
 
Greg has been with Victoria Police for over 30 years, beginning as a police clerk in 1985 and was accepted into the Academy in 1989.  He has enjoyed a variety of different roles which include being a Detective at Cranbourne, Dandenong and Narre Warren Criminal Investigation Units, Acting Sergeant at Cranbourne and Endeavour Hills Police Station and Detective Acting Sergeant at Dandenong Sexual Offence & Child Abuse Team.
 
Greg spent 3 years at the Homicide Squad and 5 years as an undercover officer which were profound experiences in different ways.  Undercover work gave him an in-depth view of the negative ripple effect drug abuse has not only on the individual, but the family and community.  
 
He was promoted as Senior Sergeant and worked at Transit Safety Division and Transit Criminal Investigation Unit managing Sergeants, other ranks and Protective Service Officers (PSOs); and also worked at Purana Task Force working on organised crime enterprises involved in homicides, drug and firearm importation.    
 
After a short stint at Purana Greg was asked to take over a cyber-crime squad. He has been doing this now for the last 3 years. Greg is currently an Interim Board member of the Home Affairs Joint Cyber Security Centre Melbourne, strengthening a working relationship with Commonwealth agencies, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, Australian Federal Police and industry.  Greg has been upgraded as Inspector at various Squads and at one time placed in charge of the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team which investigates (with AFP) child sexual abuse.
 
Greg is an extremely busy individual and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that can push the reach of the Rotary Club of Berwick into new and exciting areas concerning youth. He is joining our Rotary Club to be an active member of a community organisation that does make a difference in the community.
 
It is up to all of us to extend our friendship to Greg and wife Sharon. We must also impart our knowledge of Rotary so that Greg can become an effective Rotarian in the months to come. In the short term, Greg will be working with President David and Past District Governor Tim to get him started on learning about Rotary. 
 
When Greg is not at work, he enjoys family life, fishing and caravanning.  He follows the Bulldogs and American Gridiron.  Greg plays squash and is pretty keen to get better at playing golf. I look forward to getting to know Greg and I am sure he will make a positive contribution to the club and also to the community. Congratulations Greg!