Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar APM, has announced the appointment of a new commander to the Wollongong Police District.
Superintendent Evan Quarmby took command of Wollongong PD yesterday (Monday 25 November 2019).
Superintendent Quarmby joined the NSW Police Force in July 1988 and was initially stationed in Macquarie Fields performing general duties.
He spent the next eight years in general duties in remote parts of the Western Region, using his country upbringing to embrace the unique needs of rural policing.
Superintendent Quarmby moved to Queanbeyan Local Area Command (now Monaro Police District) in 2000 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2003. In 2007 he was promoted to Inspector at The Hume Local Area Command, before taking the reigns as Superintendent of Albury Local Area Command in 2016.
He has performed the role of Emergency Controller for more than 20 years and takes an active interest in emergency management.
Superintendent Quarmby said his experience in country communities will be a great help to his new posting at Wollongong.
“Throughout my career I have had experience living and working in country communities and dealing with people from all walks of life,” Superintendent Quarmby said.
“Having an understanding of what communities need will certainly be beneficial as I take on my new role as Wollongong Commander.”
“I will be working hard to support police efforts in preventing crimes, disrupting criminals and responding to crime when it does occur.”
The needs of domestic violence victims will be a priority for Superintendent Quarmby.
“My priorities will continue to be ensuring the safety of the community and to promote an assurance from the police that we will attend to and take action where we need to,” Superintendent Quarmby said.
“In terms of domestic violence, supporting victims through reporting mechanisms and helping them through that process will certainly be a focus.
“I look forward to working closely with the entire Wollongong community,” he said.