Commissioner McRoberts joined the Northern Territory Police Force on 28 December 2009, following a 31 year career with the Western Australia Police.
In 2004, he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner within Western Australia Police and held a number of positions as a member of the senior executive group of that agency. In 2008, he was responsible for the Counter Terrorism and State Protection portfolio and was the Western Australia Police representative on the National Counter Terrorism Committee and State Emergency Management Committee.
In 1996, he graduated from Edith Cowan University after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies) and in 2007 he was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished police service. On 28 December 2009, Mr McRoberts was appointed Commissioner, Northern Territory Police Force and CEO Fire and Emergency Services. The institute is privileged to have Commissioner McRoberts as a Fellow.