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Queensland Police deputy commissioner moves on
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:12:52 AM »

Queensland Police deputy commissioner moves on

One of Queensland's top police officers is stepping down after 40 years in the job.

Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing will take leave from today and officially depart the Queensland Police Service in March.

"Brett has taken on a number of significant portfolios over this time and has made a significant contribution to policing in Queensland," Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said on Friday.

Mr Pointing, who plans to seek other professional opportunities, described his career as "wonderful" and said his time as head of the task force targeting Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs was one of many highlights.

He is the third deputy commissioner to leave the Queensland Police Service since the start of 2016.

Former deputy commissioner Peter Martin departed the Queensland Police Service last month to become the state's corrective services commissioner while another former deputy, Ross Barnett, left last year to become the Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner.

Sources say all three are still considered possible frontrunners to replace Mr Stewart, who is speculated to be planning to step down in 2018, despite being reappointed for another three years earlier this year.

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers earlier this year said he had been told the commissioner intends to step down some time after the Commonwealth Games.

Mr Pointing's career took him across Queensland with postings in Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Toowoomba, Roma, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.

Policing has been a part of his family, with his brothers, uncle and father, former assistant commissioner Laurie Pointing, all serving.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-police-deputy-commissioner-moves-on-20171215-p4yxrd.html
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