Former Far South Coast Local Area Commander, Jeff Loy, has been appointed NSW Police Deputy Commissioner for Metropolitan Field Operations.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller also announced Gary Worboys has been appointed to the role of Deputy Commissioner for Regional Field Operations.
They take effect May 28.
NSW Police said the appointments were designed to “bring an additional focus to frontline policing and crime prevention across the NSW community”.
“We live in a very different world where terrorism and organised crime present a threat to the community and we need to be flexible and adapt to change to have a stronger focus on it,” Mr Fuller said.
“Regional communities also face different challenges to the city such as the tyranny of distance and rural crime, and no longer benefits from the one-size-fits-all approach.”
Between them the two have almost 70 years of policing experience.
“Mr Loy brings a wealth of experience in his 35 year policing record having worked as Crime Manager in Shoalhaven, Local Area Commander at Far South Coast and Campsie; Commander, Forensic Services Group; anti theft in Lismore, Northern Rivers and Richmond; and more recently as the Commander, Northern Region,” Mr Fuller said.
“Mr Worboys has over 34 years policing experience across country and metropolitan NSW in Traffic and Highway Patrol; Local Area Commander at Goulburn, Monaro, Wollongong and Liverpool, and most recently as Commander, Southern Region.
“The appointments of Mr Loy and Mr Worboys add to the strong team leading change in the NSW Police Force alongside Deputy Commissioners Dave Hudson, Investigations and Counter-terrorism and Catherine Burn, Specialist Support.
Mr Fuller said further reform in the service was imminent, following the creation of the new roles.
“The deputies will be in charge of leading further reform in their areas of responsibility to ensure the NSW Police Force is in line with changing crime trends,” he said.
“We are focusing our efforts on prevention and actively disrupting crime, whilst maintaining a strong focus on responding to crime.”
Minister for Police Troy Grant welcomed the new appointments.
“As the inaugural Deputy Commissioners for Regional NSW and Metropolitan NSW respectively, Mr Worboys and Mr Loy will ensure communities in all corners of NSW get the high quality, targeted policing they deserve,” he said.