Chair of the BAYSA BoardView profile
John Bemelmans Dip Frontline Mgt, OH&S and Vocational Education & Training
Chair of the BAYSA Board
John is a retired policeman, having served 42 years with Victoria Police, almost all of which was in the Geelong area. He finished his career at the rank of Senior Sergeant, with responsibilities for training and supervision. John served in a number of different areas in his time with Victoria Police, including D.24, Prosecutions Division and child and sexual abuse investigation with Community Policing Squad.
John was a long-time Board Member of one of BCYF’s founding agencies, Time for Youth. He has a strong interest in advancing the opportunities of disadvantaged young people, which arose while policing and coming into contact with young peopel who could not find a safe place to live. He also has a strong interest in the prevention of family violence.