Farewell to Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie


Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie on his last day at work. Photo NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force has farewelled Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie APM, who marked his final day of operational service last Thursday after 33 years of distinguished service.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys joined officers from Western Region at Dubbo for a COVID-Safe celebration of the career of Assistant Commissioner McKechnie.

After a final message to staff over police radio and signing off for the last time as ‘Western One’, Assistant Commissioner McKechnie marched out of Dubbo Police Station and performed a final salute.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie had been a journeyman in protecting the people of NSW, particularly in rural areas.

“He will be dearly missed; however, we wish him, his wife Jan, and the family a happy retirement,” Commissioner Fuller said.

Police Minister David Elliott paid tribute to Assistant Commissioner McKechnie’s three decades of service.

“Geoff McKechnie is everything that is good about country policing: a passionate leader who embedded himself in his community, the people and the land,” Mr Elliott said.

“He is a professional officer, who started and ended his career in the bush, and lists amongst his proudest achievements the establishment a world-class rural crime investigation team,” Mr Elliott said.


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