16 April 2019

OPP Trial Division Manager appointed Magistrate

OPP Trial Division Manager Suzette Dootjes has been appointed a Victorian Magistrate, the Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has announced.

Solicitor for Public Prosecutions John Cain congratulated Ms Dootjes on her appointment.

“Suzette has made an outstanding contribution to the Office over more than three decades and is highly deserving of this appointment,” Mr Cain said.

“She is a big loss to the Office, but we wish her well in her new role.”

Ms Dootjes joined the OPP as a solicitor in 1986. Over the next ten years she gained experience across other areas of criminal law through external secondments, including as a solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitors Office and lecturer at Monash University’s Centre for Police Studies.

In 2007, she briefly acted in the role of Solicitor for Public Prosecutions before going on to work in the role of Directorate Manager of Regional Prosecutions between 2009 and 2015.

She has been a Trial Division Manager since 2016.