3 April 2023
The Northern Territory Police Association (NTPA) is calling on the NT Government to urgently, and directly, address the ongoing media reports that NT Police Commissioner, Jamie Chalker APM, has been asked to resign from his position.
NTPA President, Paul McCue, said it's frustrating and disappointing that the Chief Minister refused to clarify these reports, or whether she has confidence in Commissioner Chaker, during a media conference in Darwin this afternoon.
"Chief Minister Fyles must address these reports directly, and clarify the situation immediately.
“Every single day our members are faced with challenging, volatile, and dangerous situations, and the last thing they need is the added stress and uncertainty caused by rumors about the leadership.
“Members deserve a transparent explanation from Government and reassurance that the NT Police Force leadership is stable and prioritising our members' resourcing, safety and well-being.
“The longer the NT Government avoids clarifying this issue, the more it erodes the confidence and trust of both our members, and the public.
“In the interests of our members, the community and Commissioner Chalker, the Chief Minister must demonstrate leadership on this issue, and confirm if Mr Chalker is to remain as Commissioner of Police,” said Mr McCue.
Please direct all media enquiries to NTPA Communications Officer, Kyrrie Blenkinsop +61 (0) 499 017 654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northern Territory Police Association (NTPA) is the industrial voice of all members of the Northern Territory Police Force.