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Minister Thanks Acting Chief Commissioner For His Service

06 April 2015

Police Minister Wade Noonan today thanked Acting Chief Commissioner Tim Cartwright for his outstanding service to Victoria Police and the people of Victoria.

Acting Chief Commissioner Tim Cartwright will retire from Victoria Police on 4 July after a 41-year career.

His early work life was spent in Melbourne’s northern suburbs in uniform and plainclothes work. He rose to lead the new North West Metro Region in 2010 before becoming Deputy Commissioner of Regional Operations from February 2012.

Tim Cartwright assumed the role of Acting Chief Commissioner on 1 January, 2015 after the resignation of former Chief Commissioner Ken Lay.

In his short time, Acting Commissioner Cartwright has overseen the introduction of a family violence command and a review into harassment and predatory behaviour within Victoria Police.

But just as importantly, he has been a stable leader during an important transition period for Victoria Police.

Mr Noonan praised Acting Commissioner Cartwright for his dedication and support while Victoria searches for a new Chief Commissioner.

A local, national and international search is under way. Applications close on 10 April.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police, Wade Noonan

“We thank Tim Cartwright for his many years of outstanding service to Victoria.’’

“Tim Cartwright didn’t ask to do this job, but he selflessly brought his leadership and experience to a difficult role. He will be missed.”

“Victoria will make sure it has the right person leading our police force.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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