Our top cop a class act
QUEENSLAND Police, get your act together.
We have been seeing Paul Taylor listed as “acting” boss of the Northern Police Region for years, since the amalgamation of the Townsville and Cairns areas. One would think he’s had enough experience to be appointed to the position of assistant commissioner by now; how many years has he been doing the job?
He was the first appointment to a new position; he is still there, therefore the only person with the experience to hold the role. There is enough acting going on in Parliament without spreading it around.
If Taylor has been in the position for years, is he good enough to appoint to the position? Or is the Queensland Police still using double standards, and just using people?
Is their promotions system that broken?
If the person wasn't fit and capable to do the task, they shouldn't have the position; if someone has displayed a capacity to perform in the role, and communicate with the public effectively, why aren’t they appointed permanently?
I would suspect that he is approaching retirement age ( no offence meant) and the only difference permanency makes is to his pension ( he’s doing the job anyway).
So perhaps our southern lords may consider making it permanent for him?
Seems to me problems and politics associated with appointing people to positions aren’t limited to the judiciary in Queensland.
All public services have become more political, at the senior levels especially.
EXPERIENCED: Acting Assistant Commissioner Paul Taylor.