27 July 2022

The Northern Territory Police Association (NTPA) has launched a survey of its membership, as directed by a number of recent regional meetings. The survey will focus on confidence in NT Police Commissioner, Mr Jamie Chalker APM, as well as ongoing concerns with regard to resourcing, staffing and morale.

NTPA President Paul McCue says the survey will allow the NTPA membership to have its say on, not only their confidence in the Police Commissioner, but also provide important reasons as to why they do, or do not, have confidence in his leadership. 

“While that question is a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer – the NTPA Executive wants to understand some specific reasons why our members, as a collective, have put forward this motion to hold a survey regarding confidence in the Commissioner.

“The survey includes questions around staffing levels, communication, resourcing, morale, and the current wage freeze offer – and how that relates to members’ confidence in the Commissioner to handle complex issues.

“The answers from this survey will form an important part of future discussions with Government and the senior police executive.

“This survey is not a witch hunt. It is a mechanism to provide evidence to the government and Commissioner about how NT police officers currently feel, about a range of issues affecting them in their workplace,” said Mr McCue.

The survey has been sent to all NTPA members and the results – and any further action to be taken by the NTPA Executive – will be discussed at the NTPA Annual Conference which will be held in Darwin in mid-August.


Please direct all media enquiries to NTPA Communications Officer, Kyrrie Blenkinsop or by phone +61 (0) 8 8995 9520 

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