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New Commissioner's Team Looks Vibrant

For Immediate Release
4 April 2006


New Commissioner's Team Looks Vibrant
– Police Association

The Police Association welcomes the appointment of Howard Broad to the job of Commissioner of Police" President Greg O'Connor said today.

"The NZ Police has been under considerable pressure in recent years and two new faces at the head of the organisation, the second being Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope, will bring a new look to the top of the organisation".

"Both men have worked their way up through the ranks and have a good understanding of how the organisation works" Mr O'Connor said.

"The last Police Administration were heavily focused on building up back room and administrative capacity and the new Commissioner and his team now have the opportunity to build on that and focus on frontline policing".

"The staffing shortages and other pressures are most apparent in the area of 24/7 policing and CIB investigation".

"Both the Commissioner and his Deputy have backgrounds in CIB and in running Districts so the Association is optimistic they will understand where resource and attention needs to be focused" he said.

"Police members are encouraged that the top job has gone to a sworn police officer as this shows the Police are able to successfully nurture and develop leaders through the ranks".

ENDS

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