Wednesday, 21 February 2018
FOLLOWING a comprehensive selection process the NSW Police Force have today confirmed the appointment of Superintendent Scott Tanner to the position of the New England Police District Commander.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall was first to extend congratulations and offer a warm welcome on behalf of the Northern Tablelands Electorate.
“Superintendent Tanner has been working in this district for some months and during that time he has established himself as a compassionate and effective police commander,” Mr Marshall said.
“I was thrilled to learn of his appointment today and extend congratulations and a warm welcome to him and his family.
“This appointment is the latest stage in the NSW Police re-engineering program being undertaken across the state and sees a return to the model of officers in charge of regional police stations with a Commander overseeing operations from a District office.”
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller announced the changes last year, establishing 26 police districts across the state. The New England Police District consolidates the pre-existing New England Local Area Command with northern sectors of the old Barwon Local Area Command.
Mr Marshall also extends his thanks and best wishes to the previous Commander based in Armidale, Superintendent Fred Trench, who has been appointed at the Oxley Police District Commander, based in Tamworth.