New South Wales to Appoint Karen Webb as First Female Police Commissioner

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced on Wednesday the appointment of Karen Webb as the new NSW police commissioner beginning April.

“There are probably no more important appointments that we can make… I believe Deputy Commissioner Webb has the honesty, the integrity, and the drive to lead the NSW Police Force at this challenging time,” Perrottet said.

Webb would replace Mick Fuller, who announced his resignation in July this year.

Fuller said he was “incredibly pleased” by the appointment of Deputy Commissioner Webb and said her depth of experience had led him to promote her twice during his tenure.

“The future of the NSW police force — and its 22,000 employees — is in good hands,” Fuller added.

Webb said the NSW Police had the right foundations thanks to Commissioner Fuller, but now she wanted to focus on helping victims of crime.

“The key focus will be on victims of crime, in particular child abuse victims, victims of sexual assault, and victims of domestic violence… we will have a zero-tolerance for criminals,” Webb said.

Webb would be the first woman to hold the position in the state’s history.

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