Bronwyn Killmier's first career was with SAPOL, where she worked in a variety of operational, policy and criminal investigation roles in both metropolitan and regional areas. She devised and implemented SAPOL's first response program for Victims of Crime that still exists today.

She was selected and attended a one-year Australian Fellowship program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia that focused on criminal investigative analysis - more commonly known as offender profiling.

Following that training, she was seconded to the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence (now Australian Crime Commission), where she was responsible for the implementation of 5 national programs dealing with investigating violence and child abuse in Australia and acted as a consultant to Australasian law enforcement agencies.

In this role she introduced the National Missing Persons Unit, collaborating with the community and law enforcement, and instigated and led National Missing Persons Week. This continues and is now managed by the Australian Federal Police.

She also implemented a joint training program with the FBI and trained understudies from various parts of Australia in offender profiling. Bronwyn was awarded the Australian Police Medal for her work in this area.

She then held various operational and criminal investigation management positions, including Officer in Charge of the Riverland, Elizabeth CIB, and Holden Hill Local Service Area. She undertook a 3-month secondment to Kent Police in the United Kingdom.

She was also a police negotiator and the SAPOL Aide-de-Camp for two governors. She continued to provide investigative support to a number of Australian investigations and lectured at interagency child abuse courses and to law enforcement across Australia and overseas.

For 11 years, as an Assistant Police Commissioner, she led a wide range of portfolio areas including:

  • responsibility for crime prevention
  • counter terrorism
  • criminal justice system reform
  • victim management
  • alcohol related crime
  • road safety
  • emergency management
  • operational policing across the state
  • indigenous issues.

She also represented SAPOL on numerous state and national committees and working groups. In 2018, she took up the position as Commissioner for Victims' Rights, following a rigorous selection process.

She has a number of professional qualifications, including:

  • Master of Studies in Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology.