Southern Region Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Craner APM, has announced the appointment of a new commander to the South Coast Police District.
Superintendent Greg Moore took command of South Coast PD last Sunday (15 September 2019).
Assistant Commissioner Craner said Supt Moore brought a wealth of experience to the region, having joined the NSW Police Force in October 1987 and being initially stationed in the Ashfield area performing general duties. He spent four years in general duties before moving into an investigator’s role in Sydney’s inner west.
Supt Moore continued to investigate serious crime as a detective in Sydney until 2003, before transferring to Bourke in the state’s Far North West with his newborn twins and wife, Maggie.
He was promoted to Inspector in 2004 and transferred to the Richmond Local Area Command in 2007, where he spent four years as Crime Manager.
He returned to Bourke in 2013 as the Local Area Commander.
Supt Moore said his time in Bourke gave him a great exposure to regional New South Wales.
“I was fortunate to be based in Bourke during a time of opportunity and experimentation in community-driven problem solving and social policy development,” Supt Moore said.
“We had some impressive early social outcomes and crime reduction in Bourke and surrounding communities as a result, and it’s something I would love to bring to the South Coast region.”
Supt Moore said one of his main focuses will be on working with the community to prevent crimes before they happen.
“We’ve seen some great results with crime prevention across the South Coast Police District in recent years, and I want to continue to build on this great work to ensure we’re tackling crime before it starts,” Supt Moore said.
“Helping young people make good decisions and linking in with them before issues arise will be another key focus.
“I look forward to working closely with the entire South Coast community,” he said.