Scoop Audio: Minister And New Police Bosses Speak to Media
Police Minister Annette King held a press conference this morning to announce the appointment of Howard Broad as the new Commissioner of Police and Rob Pope as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations).
According to a media statement from the Government:
- Howard Broad has been a member of the NZ Police for more than 30 years, serving mainly in uniform and CIB appointments for about 18 years, and then in policy, planning and strategy roles at National Headquarters. In 1999 he became District Commander, Auckland City Police District.
- Rob Pope has been a member of the NZ Police for more than 30 years, serving in uniform duties for five years before moving to CIB and a succession of operational appointments, culminating in promotion to National Crime Manager in the Office of the Commissioner of Police in 2002. In 2004 he took up his present position of District Commander, Wellington.
- Both appointments are for terms of five years, and the Government has also decided to re-appoint Lyn Provost for a further five-year term as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Resource Management).
Listen to the Minister and then the new Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioner answer questions from the media on their appointments: