New face in town takes over sta­tion

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS -

Cromwell po­lice sta­tion’s new of­fi­cer in charge Sergeant Si­mon Paget has started his new job at the sta­tion. Mr Paget, who has re­placed Sergeant Mike Wil­liams af­ter he re­tired from the job last year, had his first day in charge on Mon­day. Cen­tral Otago sub area com­man­der Ian Ker­risk wel­comed Mr Paget to the team and said he was con­fi­dent his skills would keep crime rates down. Mr Paget moved to Cromwell af­ter work­ing in the Bay of Plenty for 10 years. His past ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes work­ing in the Tac­ti­cal Crime Unit tar­get­ing drug and dis­hon­esty of­fend­ing, the Traf­fic Al­co­hol Group and as a cus­tody su­per­vi­sor in Ro­torua’s 53-bed re­mand fa­cil­ity. Be­fore mov­ing to Cromwell he was a pa­trol group sergeant in an emer­gency re­sponse po­si­tion. He is joined in Cromwell by his wife Ja­nine and their two sons, aged 14 and 3.

Sergeant Si­mon Paget.

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