WA Police will undergo changes to its leadership team, with departure of senior officers and promotions to in force.
Commissioner Dawson announced the moves on Wednesday that will include the departure of his Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brown, Deputy Commissioner Brown’s wife Superintendent Mary Brown, as well as the officers moving to senior positions.
Deputy Commissioner Brown will leave WA Police to pursue new challenges.
His policing career has spanned metropolitan and detective roles, resulting in an appointment as a Deputy Commissioner in 2012.
Superintendent Brown will also leave the WA Police after 31 years.
Her career has involved deployment in general duties and as a detective in regional WA and the metro area.
Deputy Commissioner Brown said now was the right time to leave.
“My wife Superintendent Mary Brown and I have decided now is the right time for us to move on, and take a career break,” he said.
He said he was thankful for the chance to serve the State.
“Throughout my career I have immersed myself in the daily, and more recently the strategic challenges of policing this great State,” Deputy Commissioner Brown said.
“I am forever grateful for the opportunities I was afforded to lead our people in the frontline and through the course of the complex criminal investigations.”
Mr Dawson said Deputy Commissioner Brown was dedicated to policing in WA as a loyal passionate and professional officer.
“Stephen and I go back a long way together,” Mr Dawson said.
“He has been a great support to me in my first year as Commissioner.”
He thanked both Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent Brown for their service.
Deputy Commissioner Brown said WA Police was “in safe hands” with Mr Dawson as Commissioner.
Both officers will complete their service on 29 November and will be given a march off at a police recruit graduation in December.
Meanwhile, four officers have been promoted to Commander.
Alan Morton will be attached to State Crime, Sue Young will be with Judicial Services, Paul Dallimore at State Command and Allan Adams will be Commander in Regional WA.
Two officers have also been promoted to Superintendent.
“I have every confidence in the skills, knowledge, experience and depth of the senior leadership ranks of WA Police force,” Mr Dawson said.