HISTORY MAKING: NSW POLICE FORCE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR REGIONAL NSW
The NSW Government has announced the first phase of a new and enhanced NSW Police Force structure which will see the creation of five direct reports to the Commissioner as part of a reengineering program to protect the community into the future.
The changes will see deputy numbers expanded from the current three, reporting directly to the Commissioner and for the first time there will be a deputy dedicated to regional NSW.
The recruitment process for the new positions will begin immediately. They are:
A Deputy Commissioner for Metropolitan Field Operations
A Deputy Commissioner for Regional NSW Field Operations
A Deputy Commissioner for Investigations and Counter Terrorism;
A Deputy Commissioner for Specialist Support; and
An Executive in charge of Corporate Services.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said there will be an increased focus on regional NSW tackling the scourge of ice and rural crime impacting our communities.
“For the first time in history, rural and regional NSW will be a focus for the police force with a dedicated Deputy Commissioner.
“Regional communities have unique challenges that are different from the city and this restructure means issues like the ice epidemic that is tearing towns apart, higher domestic violence rates and rural crime such as stock theft will have the attention they deserve.
“Our local Ice Action Group is making solid progress in the areas of education, support and rehabilitation for those affected by ice and this new structure will help our local police tackle the important law and order side of the issue.
“Regional NSW will benefit from a more tailored focus rather than a one-size-fits-all approach ensuring our community is protected into the future,” Mr Anderson concluded.