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Police Commissioner Reappointed

Police Minister welcomes decision to re-appoint Police Commissioner


Police Minister George Hawkins has welcomed the Government's decision to recommend to the Governor General that she re-appoint Police Commissioner Rob Robinson for a further two years from June 2005.

"Commissioner Robinson is the first Commissioner to have his appointment extended for more than 20 years – since Commissioner Walton in the 1980's. It is a testament to the superb job he's done since 2000 that the Government has recommended the Governor General re-appoint Commissioner Robinson.

"Commissioner Robinson has presided over a strong institutional recovery following the debilitating events which led up to his appointment in 2000. He has established a cohesive and effective senior management team and ensured the organization has demonstrated marked improvements in administrative and financial management performance.

"On the front line the Police have also achieved significant improvements in operational performance and I expect to see this ongoing trend to continue.

"Under Commissioner Robinson's stewardship the Police have responded effectively to new demands in domestic, South Pacific regional and international law enforcement.

"Mr Robinson is a strong and principled Commissioner who is the best person available to provide the stability and continuity of leadership required over the next two years. I look forward to working closely with him to ensure the Police mission is delivered effectively and the good progress we have made in the fight against crime is maintained," concluded Mr Hawkins.

For further information contact: Francis Wevers Press Secretary Hon George Hawkins, Minister for Veterans' Affairs (021) 270 9131


Curriculum Vitae

Robert James Robertson

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Diploma in Police Studies (Massey) Innovation in Community Policing (University of Twente, Netherlands) Senior Executive Course (John F Kennedy School of Business, Harvard)

Employment
2000 – present Commissioner of Police
1999 – 2000 Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) (Acting Commissioner January to June 2000)
1997 – 1998 Assistant Commissioner of Police, Midland Regional Commander
1993 – 1997 Superintendent, District Commander, Hutt
1991 – 1993 Superintendent, Manager: Planning & Policy, Police National Headquarters
1975 – 1991 Appointments in various Police branches from Constable to Inspector

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