Territorian appointed as Police Commissioner and CEO for Fire and Emergency Services

Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced the appointment of Jamie Chalker APM as Police Commissioner and CEO for Fire and Emergency Services.

Jamie, a born and bred Territorian, joined the NT Police Force 1994 and spent more than half his career policing outside Darwin in areas of general duties, remote policing, criminal investigations and executive roles.

In 1999, he was awarded a Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for Bravery for entering flood waters and rescuing a man who had been swept down river in Wattie Creek near Daguragu.

He also holds the Australian Police Medal and has a number of career highlights through his homicide, serious drug and organised crime investigations.

He was appointed to Assistant Commissioner in 2012 and acted in the role of Deputy and Commissioner, before leaving the force to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Housing and Community Development in December 2016.

As CEO, he has been instrumental in the delivery of the Territory Governments $1.1 billion remote housing program, and to the development of remote homelands and communities.

He will commence duty on 11 November 2019.

A deputy commissioner is expected to be appointed in the coming weeks.

Source: NT Government