[First filed: May 03, 2007 @ 23:23]
Given the low probability of a coup it will be interesting times if he takes his corruption busting inclinations and applies them in this town.
If this tip is wrong then we’ll eat crow. Time will tell.
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UPDATED: The AFP has now put out a joint media release with Simon Corbell confirming the tip.
ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Simon Corbell and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty have announced the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Andrew Hughes as the interim Chief Police Officer for the ACT.
Assistant Commissioner Hughes will assume the position from Monday and will remain CPO until a permanent arrangement has been finalised.
Commissioner Keelty said Assistant Commissioner Hughes was a highly qualified and dedicated police officer with exemplary skills in leadership and community policing.
A career police officer of 30 years, Assistant Commissioner Hughes worked for three years on major transnational crime investigations as an AFP Liaison Officer in London during the 1990s. In 2000, he co-ordinated major operations nationally and internationally before being appointed Deputy Chief Police Officer of the ACT in 2001. He continued in this position until he was appointed Fiji Police Force Commissioner in 2003.
Assistant Commissioner Hughes said he was looking forward to returning to ACT Policing and working closely with the community.
There will be a press conference on Monday.