Mick Fuller APM will be appointed the NSW Police Commissioner, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Police Minister Troy Grant announced today.
Mr Fuller has a strong operational background and has served 16 years of his 29 years in NSW Police in senior positions, with the past seven years spent in the executive.
“I am very glad that the robust selection process has delivered an excellent new commissioner,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The depth of talent in the top tiers of NSW Police, and among those external candidates who put their hand up for the job was extraordinary.
“Public safety is obviously a key priority for the NSW Government. Despite our crime rates trending down, we know the community is concerned about terrorism, and violent crime, and Mr Fuller will make sure NSW Police continue to keep our citizens safe.”
Mr Grant said Mr Fuller would lead the NSW Police Force into the future, and oversee the biggest reform to the force in 20 years.
“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter, and I look forward to working alongside Mr Fuller to continue providing officers with the resources they need to keep the community safe,” Mr Grant said.
“Policing is extremely challenging, but with these challenges come enormous opportunities, and the community can have great confidence in the more than 16,000 officers of the NSW Police Force under Mr Fuller’s leadership.”
Mr Fuller said taking on the role would be the “greatest honour.”
“I don’t underestimate the job ahead of me but I look forward to hitting the ground running. I am determined to put the community at the forefront of everything we do,” Mr Fuller said.
The Premier and Minister paid tribute to outgoing commissioner Andrew Scipione.
“Andrew Scipione has served the people of NSW tirelessly, and I’ll always be grateful for his leadership and personal sacrifice,” Ms Berejiklian said.