Police Commissioner Howard Broad has announced the appointment of new district commanders for North Shore Waitakere Rodney and Wellington.
The new District Commander for North Shore Waitakere Rodney will be Superintendent Viv Rickard. Superintendent Rickard is the current District Commander for Northland.
The new District Commander for Wellington will be Superintendent Pieri Munro. Superintendent Munro is currently the General Manager Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Services.
Mr Broad said both Superintendents would bring considerable skills and experience to their new positions in two of the larger police districts in the country.
Prior to his appointment as District Commander Northland five years ago, Superintendent Rickard was the Crime Services Manager in Northland. Over the past 21 years he has also worked in Auckland and the Bay of Plenty in a variety of operational positions within the Criminal Investigation and General Duties branches. He is of Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Wahare and Ngāti Rongomai descent on his mother's side and Ngāti Porou on his father's side.
Superintendent Munro began his police career as a cadet and general duties constable in Porirua and Upper Hutt between 1976 and 1985. He was a Senior Sergeant Field Supervisor in Gisborne 1993-1995, was appointed National Manager of Cultural Affairs in 1998 and General Manager MPES in 2002. In 2004-05 he was Acting District Commander of Waikato. He is of Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Ruanui, and Ngai Tahu descent on his mother's side and Ngāti Kahungunu on his father's side.