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New Assistant Commissioner announced for Western Region

Monday, 27 September 2021 01:31:07 PM

The state’s Western Region welcomes Assistant Commissioner Brett Greentree, who commences the role as Region Commander from today (Monday 27 September 2021).

Assistant Commissioner Greentree, born and bred in Inverell, joined the NSW Police Force in 1995 with his career starting in general duties at Manly and Sydney, before transferring to Moree in 1997 and later attaining his detective’s designation in 2001.

He was promoted to Detective Sergeant at Tweed Heads, then Detective Inspector at Bourke in 2007, where he spent four years before transferring to Central Hunter Command in 2011.

A year later in 2012, he was further promoted to Superintendent as Chief of Staff to Deputy Commissioner Specialist Operations, where he remained until 2014, when he transferred to Lake Macquarie.

During his time at Lake Macquarie Police District, he was appointed as the NSW Police Force Corporate Sponsor for Customer Service, leading a major change program to streamline case management and victim follow up, which benefited both the organisation and community. He was recognised with a Commissioner’s Commendation for his service within this role.

Assistant Commissioner Greentree transferred to Newcastle City Police District in 2017, where he focused on community engagement and culture change within the local area. He also initiated a Property Crime Team that won the Commissioner’s Safety Award for Best Work-Place project for injured officers.

In 2021, he then transferred to Brisbane Water Police District to implement improvements across the district, before he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner of the state’s Western Region this month.

During his career, Assistant Commissioner Greentree had the opportunity to attend the National Indian Police Academy as a visiting fellow where he worked with local police and mentored officers attending the academy. He also studied at the prestigious Boston University, USA, where he joined police chiefs across America learning management theories and practice in public sector organisations.

Western Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Brett Greentree, said his focus for the region is to work closely with the community to continue building trust and confidence in reporting crime to police.

“The community has endured a difficult two years learning to live with COVID-19, and we are committed to continue working together as we look at policing moving forward, particularly as restrictions ease.

“I will be ensuring our officer-in-charge model is strong and we continue to work with both government and non-government agencies to prevent, disrupt and respond to crime in communities.

“Our goal remains the safety and security of the Western Region community and ultimately we are looking to reduce crime and to make our regional roads safer for motorists,” Assistant Commissioner Greentree said.