Former Rocky cop appointed to new top role in QLD Police
A MAN who started his career with the Queensland Police Service in Rockhampton is one of four that have been appointed as Assistant Commissioner.
Bob Gee, currently Chief Superintendent of the State Traffic Support Branch, will be the new Assistant Commissioner of the Information Technology Division.
His first position was in Rockhampton in 1987 before transferring to Brisbane City Station. He had roles in Operations Support Command and Office of the Commissioner before being promoted to Inspector at Ethical Standards Command in 1999.
Assistant Commissioner Gee was then an Inspector in Metropolitan North Region before progressing to Superintendent at Ethical Standards Command. He was promoted to his current role in 2011.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey has welcomed the appointment of the four new Assistant Commissioners.
The new executives will take up their posts as part of Police Commissioner Ian Stewart's corporate restructure of the service due to be implemented on 1 July.
Mr Dempsey said he welcomed the announcement and looked forward to the contribution they will make in the service and the Queensland community.
"Peter Crawford, Alistair Dawson, Bob Gee and Gayle Hogan have already proven themselves as exceptional police officers and first class administrators and will undoubtedly make fine additions to the QPS executive," Mr Dempsey said.
"The new Assistant Commissioners will also be responsible for assisting Commissioner Ian Stewart to implement his vision for the QPS which will see the service prepare and evolve for policing well into the 21st century."
Commissioner Stewart also congratulated the new appointees and wished them well in their new roles.
"They are highly respected and professional officers who I am confident will lead the Service well into the future," Commissioner Stewart said.
"I welcome them into the senior executive of the organisation," Commissioner Stewart said.
Peter Crawford, the Chief Superintendent of Ethical Standards Command since May 2011, will become the Assistant Commissioner of the new Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and Major Events Command.
Assistant Commissioner Crawford began his policing career in Beenleigh in 1987 before serving in Metropolitan South Region and performing a variety of plain clothes and detective roles in Logan District.
He was a Senior Sergeant in the Office of the Commissioner and State Crime Operations Command (SCOC) before being promoted to Inspector and Superintendent in SCOC.
Alistair Dawson, currently Chief Superintendent at the G20 Group, will return to Operations Support Command (OSC) as the new Assistant Commissioner.
Assistant Commissioner Dawson first served at Brisbane City Station in 1982. He spent time in the traffic branch and water police before being promoted to Sergeant and Senior Sergeant in Disaster and Major Events Planning.
He was promoted to Inspector for CHOGM in 2000 before serving in Southern and South Eastern regions. He was appointed as the Superintendent, Logan District Officer in 2007 before being appointed as Chief Superintendent of OSC in November 2010.
Gayle Hogan has been promoted to Assistant Commissioner of State Crime Command (SCC).
Assistant Commissioner Hogan began her policing career at the Academy in 1976. She was sworn in to Brisbane City Station in 1978 before serving throughout Brisbane, Charleville and Mount Isa. After returning to Brisbane, Assistant Commissioner Hogan was promoted to Senior Sergeant at Toowoomba CIB in 1996 before serving at Ethical Standards Command, and becoming an Inspector performing various roles in Metropolitan South Region.
She was promoted to Detective Superintendent and then Detective Chief Superintendent at State Crime Operations Command in 2005 and 2011 respectively.
The QPS will start the recruitment process for the two remaining Chief Superintendent positions (Logan District and Information Technology Division) in the near future.
Commissioner Stewart said the QPS had also advertised a new Deputy Commissioner position. Applications close on May 20.
"The position was provided for in the new structure that was announced on 7 January and will take effect on or soon after 1 July," Commissioner Stewart said.
"The portfolio for the position is strategy, policy and performance. It will provide the building blocks of how police services will be delivered, managed, measured and reformed.
"This area has the capacity to reduce red tape and drive significant productivity improvements."
In addition to these promotions, a number of existing Assistant Commissioners will also commence new roles:
- Mike Condon - Central Region
- Steve Gollschewski - Road Policing Command
- Peter Martin - Brisbane Region
- Paul Stewart - Community Contact Command
- Paul Wilson - Education and Training Command
- Tony Wright - Southern Region
- The following Assistant Commissioners will remain in their current roles:
- Peter Barron - Crime and Misconduct Commission
- Katarina Carroll - G20 Group
- Paul Doyle - Ethical Standards Command
- Clem O'Regan - Northern Region
- Graham Rynders - South Eastern Region
- The existing Chief Superintendents have been assigned as follows:
- Brent Carter - North Brisbane District
- Brian Codd - Ethical Standards Command
- Steve Hollands - South Eastern Region
- Mike Keating - G20 Group
- Allan McCarthy - South Brisbane District
- Paul Taylor - Far North District