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Top cop looks to life beyond lockdown

The new Western Region Police Commander based in Dubbo – Assistant Commisioner Brett Greentree. PHOTO TWH

Taking on the top job for the police force in the Western Region is not an easy task, and the new Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Brett Greentree, steps into the job at a time when police are being given a raft of new roles.

Enforcing COVID public health orders has added a heavy workload to police ranks, but Assistant Commissioner Brett Greentree said the focus was now on building relationships in communities as the country gradually comes out of lockdown.

Mr Greentree has an advantage in managing the demands of outback communities however, with four years’ service to the Bourke community under his belt. He also has international policing experience with a stint in India and academic achievements, studying management skills at Boston University in the United States.

Assistant Commissioner Greentree was born and bred in Inverell, joined the NSW Police Force in 1995 with his career starting in general duties at Manly and Sydney, before transferring to Moree in 1997 and becoming a detective in 2001.

He was promoted to Detective Sergeant at Tweed Heads, then became Detective Inspector at Bourke in 2007, where he spent four years before transferring to Central Hunter Command in 2011.

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