Anna Leask at NZ Herald reports:
South Auckland’s top cop has been commended for turning his district’s crime statistics from the worst in New Zealand to some of the best, and will now take his methods nationwide.
Counties Manukau district commander Superintendent Mike Bush was named yesterday as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police. …
“He achieved great results in what is not only the country’s biggest police district, but the one that is the most ethnically, socially and economically diverse. On his watch the district went from having some of the worst crime statistics in the country to some of the best.”
Police Association president Greg O’Connor said the reaction among officers to Mr Bush’s promotion was positive.
“Mike is a very popular choice. He’s a guy who’s more than come up through the ranks … He really has done the work.”
I’ve only heard positive feedback to this announcement. The job is not a popularity contest, but it is good to hear that the senior Police roles are supported by the rank and file.Tags: Mike Bush, Police