Police restructure aims to support frontline staff
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.