Detective Acting Superintendent Rouse has 36 years’ service with the Queensland Police Service in Australia. In 1996 Jon commenced investigating crimes against children and in 2001 he commenced at Task Force Argos where he implemented Australia’s first operation to proactively target internet child sex offenders.
He has instigated multiple national and international investigations targeting child exploitation criminal networks and has delivered training to law enforcement officers in Australia and across the world.
Jon is currently the joint Subgroup Chair of the INTERPOL Covert Internet Investigators Group and is a Director with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB).
In July 2019 Jon was seconded to the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) to lead the national covert online operations team, Victim Identification Unit and Training team.
Jon is the recipient of four Commissioners Certificates for his operational leadership and two Queensland Police Excellence awards for Child Protection Prevention.
In May 2018, Jon accepted the ‘Champion for Children Award’ in New York from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in recognition of his dedication for over 24 years to fighting and investigating crimes against children.
Jon was awarded the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2019 and he is the recipient of the Queensland Police Medal, the National Service Medal, the Exemplary Conduct medal, the National Police Medal and the Australian Police Medal.
After 39 years of service, Jon retired in May 2023.