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Police Minister David Elliott appoints Detective Superintendent Peter McKenna as new Northern Region assistant commissioner | Newcastle Herald



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The new boss of the police Northern Region was involved in the hunt for fugitive murderer Malcolm Naden, helped smash a pedophile ring and launched an outreach program to cut Aboriginal youth crime in Dubbo. Police Minister David Elliott announced nine senior police appointments on Thursday, including promoting Orana Mid-Western Police District commander Peter McKenna to take over from the retiring Max Mitchell as Northern Region assistant commissioner on July 1. Former Newcastle City district commander Brett Greentree, who was touted as a possible replacement for Assistant Commissioner Mitchell, was appointed assistant commissioner of the vast Western Region. Detective Superintendent McKenna will take charge of a…

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