Gelina Talbot is a member of the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) Senior Executive and Commander of the Transformation Office.

Gelina has served in the NSWPF for over 30 years, making significant contributions to front line policing, community safety and crime prevention in various metropolitan, regional, and rural communities. In 2008 she was seconded to the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet as a senior project officer for Crime Prevention Partnerships and has utilised that experience to work closely with the NSW Government, NGOs, and diverse communities to implement successful crime prevention and diversionary programs across NSW.

On return to the NSWPF, Gelina progressed through several HR specialist roles before returning to operational front-line policing and being appointed to the rank of Superintendent. As Superintendent she has been the Commander of the Barwon (Western Region), Green Valley and Liverpool Police Area Commands and received, whilst at Barwon, the NSWPF Commissioner’s Perpetual Award for advancement of Women in Policing – Dynamic Leader Award for her leadership and police response to large scale mining and coal seam gas protests.

In 2017, Gelina performed the role of Human Resource Commander during significant organisational reengineering and structural reform, and in 2018 was appointed to the NSWPF Senior Executive as Commander, Professional Standards Command (PSC), a specialist command responsible for setting and embedding professional standards for performance, conduct and integrity. As PSC Commander she drove significant cultural change across the NSWPF and developed the respectful workplace management framework and management model, ‘Speak Up’ program, and Safe Reporting and Advisory Unit as a discreet misconduct reporting unit for the organisation.

In February 2021, Assistant Commissioner Talbot was appointed Commander for Capability, Performance (CPYC) and Youth Command, and Chief Risk Officer. At CPYC she undertook the Corporate Sponsor roles for Youth, Crime Prevention and Sexuality, Gender Diversity, and Intersex, and in 2022 was awarded the AWEI Australian LGBTQ Executive Leader award. Whilst at CPYC Gelina served on the PCYC Executive Board and Youth Justice Service Young Offenders Review Panel.

In February 2022, Assistant Commissioner Talbot was appointed to establish and lead the Transformation Office, with responsibility to design and manage keystone enterprise programs of significant organisational and government priority with key partners. Programs led and managed since 2022 include several large-scale digital transformation programs and the design of the current NSWPF Enterprise Operating Model.

Gelina holds a Masters and Graduate Diploma in Employee Relations, Bachelor of Policing, Associate Diploma in Policing and Public Administration, Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, Certificate in Risk Management and Governance and has completed the Executive Ethical Leadership through the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership. With respect to her career, Gelina is inspired to ensure the NSW Police Force is ethically responsible, reflects the communities it serves and continues to deliver service excellence to the people of NSW.