Top cop farewell
A well-known Kununurra officer will take on the highest police role in the Kimberley next year and plans to continue with “business as usual”.
East Kimberley Insp. Greg Crofts has been named as the new Kimberley District Superintendent, overseeing all operations across the region and replacing outgoing Allan Adams.
Insp. Crofts will continue to be based in Kununurra and said his mission in the new year was to maintain the good service the station was already providing. “It will be business as usual — for those who we need to enforce the law on, we certainly will,” he said. “Our role is to respond, investigate and keep offenders accountable.
“We’ll play our role, and the community can play theirs by keeping vigilant and reporting any suspicious or criminal behaviour.”
Supt Adams said he was “more than confident” his replacement would continue the strong community involvement around tough social issues.
“Greg has done a great job in Kununurra following the philosophy we have been working on for a number of years,” he said.
“We were critical that there was some level of continuity because if someone came up here and scrapped the work we had done, it would cause uncertainty.
“He is an inspired choice and I think he will do a good job.”
Insp. Crofts will officially take over the role when Supt Adams departs next month.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson congratulated Insp. Crofts and other officers on their promotions and wished them success in their new roles. “I have every confidence in the skills, knowledge, experience and depth of the senior leadership ranks,” he said.
Sen. Sgt Leeca Smith, left, and Det-Sgt Paul Brunini, who are joining the Kununurra police leadership team, with East Kimberley Insp. Greg Crofts, who will soon take over as Kimberley District Supt.