New Police Commander to take charge of Katherine

RF
Updated September 7 2018 - 2:10pm, first published September 4 2018 - 11:08am
NEW COMMANDER: Today, Matt Hollamby has welcomed a new Police Commander to Katherine, Michael Hebb.
NEW COMMANDER: Today, Matt Hollamby has welcomed a new Police Commander to Katherine, Michael Hebb.

Matt Hollamby has today passed over the reins of NT Police Central Command to a new Police Commander. 

Now in charge, Michael Hebb has over 30 years of policing experience. 

With a short stint as a relief Commander in Katherine under his belt, Mr Hebb said he is ready to take on the responsibility of making Katherine a safer community. 

His responsibilities for the Central Command include the Katherine, Central and Tennant Creek and Barkly divisions.

New Police Commander Michael Hebb brings over 30 years of experience in the Northern Territory to the position.
New Police Commander Michael Hebb brings over 30 years of experience in the Northern Territory to the position.

Most recently, Mr Hebb was in the position of Northern Territory Police Chief of Staff. 

He has also held the position of Darwin Watch Commander and Officer in Charge of the Darwin Police Station. 

His diverse roles in the Northern Territory have included a position as Superintendent for the Remote Policing Command, which saw him overseeing the Police Air Wing and the Community Engagement Police Officer Program. 

With previous spells relieving the Superintendent for the Darwin Metropolitan Division, Palmerston and Rural Division and the Arnhem and Western Division, Commander Hebb brings a wealth of experience to the Katherine community. 

Commander Hebb is also a keen marathon runner, having completed over seven gruelling runs in Australia and overseas. 

He is about to embark on his next challenging run in Moscow, later this month. 

While he said he enjoys the challenge of preparing and completing a marathon, he does not consider himself a very fast runner. 

“I enjoy the sense of achievement that comes with finishing a race,” he said. 

RF

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