The District Commander for the Canterbury Police District, Superintendent Sandra Manderson has been appointed to the post of New Zealand Police Liaison Officer in Washington.
In announcing the appointment today, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rob Pope said, from her current position as District Commander Canterbury Superintendent Manderson had accepted the opportunity to enhance her knowledge and experience of policing in the international environment.
She will take over from the current liaison officer in Washington, Superintendent Neville Matthews, in late October.
"Superintendent Manderson and the Canterbury District have turned in highly creditable performances over the last five years and the results speak for themselves.
I am sure she will be an equally high performer in representing New Zealand Police's interests in the US capital," said Mr Pope.
Bio info on Sandra Manderson:
District Commander Canterbury 2002-2007
Inaugural National Manager, Organisational Performance Unit 1999-2002
Shift Inspector Wellington District 1997-1999
Inaugural Director Crime Prevention Unit of the Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet 1993 - 1997
Manager Policy and Planning, Region Support Group, Region 5, 1991-1993
Graduated from Police College in 1978 and held range of positions in the uniformed and criminal investigation branches rising through the ranks from Constable to Detective, Detective Sergeant and Inspector.
Operation Commander Disaster Victim Identification team, Thailand
Visiting Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
QSM, New Years Honours List, 1993
First woman to achieve rank of Superintendent
Elected Member of the University of Canterbury Council
Member of the Territorial Forces Employer Support Council
5 times NZ Judo champion