Deputy Commissioner Glenn Dunbia announced today that he is retiring after 37 years with the New Zealand Police.
“I recently informed the police commissioner that I intend to retire from the police force at the end of March next year,” said Deputy Commissioner Dunbia.
Glenn is the current Deputy Chief of Operations, overseeing all 12 police districts, along with investigative, national security and international police portfolios.
“In assuming an operations role to support and advance the new Commissioner’s priorities in 2020, I have always made clear my intention to step down midway through his term.
“Having weathered some unique challenges through COVID-19, we believe our police are well positioned strategically, operationally and culturally to meet future challenges and keep our communities safe. increase.
“Police are a great career. Over the course of my 37 years, I have had the privilege of working with so many amazing people who are doing great work every day to serve their communities.”
Deputy Commissioner Dunbier joined the police force in 1985. He has worked across the front lines, investigative, secret police, and numerous leadership roles.
In 2006, he was appointed Regional Commander for Eastern Waikato and District Commander for the Bay of Plenty in 2010, before being promoted to Deputy Commissioner in 2014.
Coster Andrew Coster says:
“His success and leadership over nearly four decades will have a lasting impact on the police force.
“The last three years have presented unique challenges given the COVID-19 environment.
“Glenn will implement a phased enforcement approach that will ensure managed isolation and quarantine facilities, manage alert level boundaries, and maintain public trust and confidence, while ensuring that community police services continue. We have successfully operated to ensure that
“Glenn’s unquestionable honesty, empathy and common sense approach will be overlooked by the police.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to him for his service to the police, the contributions he has made to the communities he has served for 37 years, and for his personal support to me as a commissioner.”
Published by Police Media Center
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/deputy-commissioner-glenn-dunbier-announces-retirement Deputy Secretary Glenn Dunbia announces retirement