Po­lice re­struc­ture aims to sup­port front­line staff

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A RE­STRUC­TURE within NT Po­lice will help re­form cul­ture and put a fo­cus on staff un­der

the Com­mis­sioner’s Pro­ject 2030 – Back to Ba­sics to Set Our Fu­ture.

The re­struc­ture will take ef­fect from Fe­bru­ary 24, when in­com­ing deputy com­mis­sioner, peo­ple, crime and ca­pa­bil­ity Mur­ray Small­page starts in his new role, join­ing cur­rent deputy com­mis­sioner, Ter­ri­tory op­er­a­tions and road safety Michael Mur­phy.

Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Jamie Chalker said the changes would en­sure the front­line was fully sup­ported and prop­erly re­sourced.

“This as an im­por­tant body of work to es­tab­lish a sta­ble struc­ture that fo­cuses on what we are tasked to do and also fo­cuses im­por­tantly on our peo­ple,” he said. “To serve and pro­tect our com­mu­nity I need to en­sure we op­er­ate un­der a struc­ture that will pro­vide mem­bers with the nec­es­sary level of sup­port, tools and train­ing to do their jobs.”

The re­struc­ture will see both deputy com­mis­sion­ers re­ceive two as­sis­tant com­mis­sion­ers, who each will have two com­man­ders. The re­struc­ture will see the al­co­hol polic­ing unit du­ties and re­port­ing in­cor­po­rated into the Dar­win and so­cial or­der division, while road polic­ing will be in­cor­po­rated into the south­ern north­ern and Dar­win com­mand struc­tures.

Fire, Res­cue and Emer­gency Ser­vices con­tinue to work on their new struc­ture.

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