Karen Webb named next NSW Police Commissioner
The NSW Premier and Police Minister have awarded the NSW Police Force’s top job to Deputy Commissioner Karen Webb.
The current Corporate Services Deputy Commissioner will become the state’s first female Police Commissioner.
Premier Dominic Perrottet hailed her “honest and integrity” as a leader and NSW Police employee of 30 years.
“I believe that she will do a very, very good job.”
Deputy Commissioner Webb said she was “humbled” by the decision, and committed to reconnecting with the community on the way out of pandemic conditions.
“It’s now time for a new leader, and a new direction.
“I’m ready for this challenge.”
Deputy Commissioners Mal Lanyon and Mick Willing were also in the running, whom Mr Perrottet praised as “high calibre” candidates “who have served with distinction”.
Current Police Commissioner Mick Fuller will step down when his contract ends in April next year.
NSW Police Association Vice-President Kevin Morton told Ray Hadley Karen Webb is “a very bold and inspiring choice”.
“We’ve worked closely with Karen Webb during the course of her career; in her role when she was at the Traffic and Highway Patrol and more recently to her … promotion.”
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