Kylie joined the Western Australia Police Force in 1988 and performed general duties in the Perth Metropolitan area until 1994 when she completed Covert Training and Detective Training. Kylie was appointed a Detective at the Perth Criminal Investigation Branch in 1993.
In 2001 she was promoted to Sergeant in the Operational Safety and Tactic Training Unit at the WA Police Academy becoming a weapons and tactics instructor and worked on key programs. In 2003 Kylie returned to covert operations until 2007 she was promoted to the Officer in Charge of the South West Detectives in Regional WA.
In 2012 returned to Perth and took on the role as Divisional Head at the Investigative Practices Unit leading and coordinating change in the agency’s investigation practices. She was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2013.
In 2013 Kylie moved to the Mid-West Gascoyne District in the North of WA as Inspector and later was promoted to Superintendent of the District covering 19 Police Stations including the remote location of the Burringurrah Multi-Functional Policing Facility, reaching through to stations as far north as Meekatharra and south to Jurien Bay.
In 2015 Kylie was promoted to Commander in the State Crime Portfolio responsible for Forensic, Licensing Enforcement, Family Violence and a range of other agency priorities., In 2018 she implemented change to the Metropolitan Policing Operations across Perth. In 2018 she was appointed to Assistant Commissioner of the Judicial Services and Operations Support Portfolio before being appointed the head of Professional Standards encompassing Internal Affairs Division, Police Complaints, Security and Risk (Cybersecurity) and the Management Audit Unit.
Kylie then moved to the Deputy Commissioner role for the WA Police Force in January 2022 and was substantively appointed on 6th September 2022 being responsible for State Crime, Specialist and Support Services, Standards and Legal and the State Intelligence and Command Portfolio.