Commander Participating Police Force (PPF)
Commander John Tanti is a senior Australian Federal Police Officer (AFP) with 25 years of policing experience. Prior to assuming command of the RAMSI Participating Police Force, he worked in a number of senior AFP roles, including as AFP’s Manager Close Protection and National Coordinator Crime Operations. Commander Tanti has also worked overseas in Timor Leste during the 1999 popular consultation, in Fiji as the Police Liaison Officer and Law Enforcement and Capacity Development Adviser to the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretary-General, and in Thailand as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer.
Mr Tanti will be PPF Commander until the end of the RAMSI mission in June 2017.