QSM salutes long-time cop

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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