QSM salutes long-time cop
A police officer who has spent more than 30 years in the service was recently awarded a Queen’s Service Medal.
Detective inspector Bruce Good was surprised to discover he’d been nominated for the medal and honoured to be awarded it.
“It’s a tremendous honour. It’s recognition for the support provided by your staff and colleagues and family.”
Mr Good heads the Auckland metro crime services unit which includes the drug and organised crime squads, special investigations, VIP and witness protection.
In the past he has taken on a range of duties, including being the team leader in establishing the Eagle helicopter in the 1980s.
In 2000, he assisted the Australian federal police with a review into people-smuggling and in 2003 he was sent to the Solomon Islands, where he headed an investigation into the assassination of the retired police commissioner Fred Sioaki.
Mr Good says there have been many highlights in his long career, which has offered him a range of opportunities.
“For most police, it’s a good career.”
Mr Good is also active in the Mt Albert community where he and his wife raised their children.
The family travelled to Wellington to receive his QSM award from Governor-General Anand Satyanand.
Afterwards police commissioner Howard Broad hosted a lunch in his honour.
Work honoured: Detective inspector Bruce Good received a Queen’s Service Medal.