Commissioner of Police Michael Murphy APM Announces Appointments of Assistant Commissioners

The Northern Territory Police Force proudly announces the appointment of three distinguished individuals to the esteemed position of Assistant Commissioners.

Commissioner of Police Michael Murphy APM extends his heartfelt congratulations to Assistant Commissioners Janelle Tonkin, Matthew Hollamby APM, and Peter Kennon on their well-deserved appointments.

These appointments signify a significant milestone in the careers of these exemplary officers, who have consistently demonstrated professionalism, dedication, and a profound commitment to serving and safeguarding our community.

Assistant Commissioners Tonkin, Hollamby, and Kennon bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly propel the Northern Territory Police Force into a promising future. Their innovative leadership styles, coupled with a deep sense of empathy, promise to usher in a new era of policing marked by inclusivity, effectiveness, and community engagement.

Assistant Commissioner Janelle Tonkin

Ms Janelle Tonkin, currently serving as the Acting Assistant Commissioner of the Territory Community Safety Coordination Centre, has showcased exceptional leadership throughout her career. Her strategic vision and collaborative approach have been instrumental in driving positive change within the force, particularly in enhancing community safety outcomes.

Ms Tonkin’s extensive qualifications and training, including a Masters in International Police Leadership and Executive Coaching & Professional Leadership Facilitator certification, underscore her commitment to continuous improvement and excellence.

Assistant Commissioner Matt Hollamby APM

Mr Matt Hollamby, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Greater Darwin, Road Policing and Support, boasts an impressive 39 years of experience within the NT Police Force. His tenure as a Commander and his remarkable achievements, such as his instrumental role in managing flooding events in the western Top End, exemplify his dedication to public service and crisis management.

Mr Hollamby’s qualifications, including a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, reflect his ongoing pursuit of knowledge and expertise in policing leadership.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Kennon

Mr Peter Kennon, currently serving as the Acting Assistant Commissioner of People and Wellbeing, brings over 26 years of invaluable experience to his new role. His proficiency in financial control, human resource management, and innovative problem-solving has been instrumental in driving organisational change and enhancing service delivery.

Mr Kennon’s extensive training, including completion of the Counter Terrorism Senior Investigating Officer Course and the Company Directors Course, underscores his commitment to excellence and professional development.

Commissioner Murphy extends his sincerest congratulations to Assistant Commissioners Tonkin, Hollamby, and Kennon, expressing utmost confidence in their ability to lead with integrity, compassion, and unwavering dedication to the safety and well-being of all Territorians.

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