Inspector Daniel Skelly the new officer in charge of Raymond Terrace police sector

NEW FACE: Chief Inspector Alan Janson with the new officer in charge at Raymond Terrace, Inspector Daniel Skelly.
NEW FACE: Chief Inspector Alan Janson with the new officer in charge at Raymond Terrace, Inspector Daniel Skelly.

The Port Stephens-Hunter Police District has welcomed a new Inspector as it farewells another.

Making a Port Stephens sea change from Dubbo, in the north west of NSW, Inspector Daniel Skelly will take over as the office in charge (OIC) of the Raymond Terrace sector.

He takes over the role from Chief Inspector Alan Janson, who has accepted a new position on the Central Coast.

"I'm eager to start and take on the role of Raymond Terrace OIC whilst looking at parts of customer service to help ensure the community receives the best service when dealing with local police," Inspector Skelly said.

Inspector Skelly, whose first day in Port Stephens was on Monday, added that he is looking forward to getting to know the local community and "improving the livability of the area".

Inspector Janson became the officer in charge of Raymond Terrace, which takes in smaller outlying stations such as Tea Gardens and Karuah, in June when there was a shift in roles amongst senior police of the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District.

Superintendent Chad Gillies, commander of the district, thanked Chief Inspector Janson for his years of service and "wealth of knowledge at Port Stephens-Hunter PD".

He wished Chief Inspector Janson "all the best with his new appointment".

Inspector Skelly's new appointment to Port Stephens follows that of Detective Inspector Ranald Urquhart.

He joined the district in June as the new crime manager, taking over from Detective Chief Inspector George Radmore.

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