Minister for Police (New South Wales)

The New South Wales Minister for Police is a minister in the Government of New South Wales who has responsibilities which include the conduct and regulation of all police and services agencies and personnel and also deals with operational and event planning issues, and fire and rescue services in New South Wales, Australia.

Minister for Police
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Incumbent
Paul Toole

since 21 December 2021 (2021-12-21)
Department of Communities and Justice
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderJohn Waddy
Formation3 January 1975

The current Minister for Police is Paul Toole, since 21 December 2021. Toole also serves as the Deputy Premier of New South Wales and the Minister for Regional New South Wales, since 6 October 2021.[1]

On the 21 December 2021 upon the appointment of Steph Cooke as the Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience[2] the portfolio for the Minister of Police and Emergency Services was split.

The ministers administer the portfolio through the Communities and Justice cluster, in particular through the Department of Communities and Justice, a department of the Government of New South Wales, and additional agencies including the New South Wales Crime Commission, the New South Wales Police Force and the Police Integrity Commission[3][4][5]

Ultimately the ministers are responsible to Parliament of New South Wales.

List of ministersEdit

PoliceEdit

The following individuals have served as Ministers for Police, or any precedent titles:

Title Minister[1] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Police John Waddy   Liberal Lewis (2) 3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 20 days
Minister for Police Bill Crabtree   Labor Wran (3) 29 February 1980 2 October 1981 1 year, 216 days
Peter Anderson Wran (4) 2 October 1981 26 May 1982 4 years, 127 days
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Wran (4) (5) (6) 26 May 1982 6 February 1986
George Paciullo Wran (7)Unsworth 6 February 1986 21 March 1988 2 years, 44 days
Ted Pickering   Liberal Greiner (1) (2)
Fahey (1) (2)
25 March 1988 23 September 1992 4 years, 182 days
Minister for Police Terry Griffiths Fahey (2) (3) 23 September 1992 27 June 1994 1 year, 277 days
Garry West   National Fahey (3) 27 June 1994 4 April 1995 281 days
Paul Whelan   Labor Carr (1) (2) (3) 4 April 1995 21 November 2001 6 years, 231 days
Michael Costa Carr (3) 21 November 2001 2 April 2003 1 year, 132 days
John Watkins Carr (4) 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
Carl Scully Carr (4)
Iemma (1)
21 January 2005 26 October 2006 1 year, 278 days
John Watkins Iemma (1) 26 October 2006 2 April 2007 158 days
David Campbell Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 156 days
Matt Brown Rees 8 September 2008 11 September 2008 3 days
Tony Kelly 11 September 2008 14 September 2009 1 year, 3 days
Michael Daley Rees
Keneally
14 September 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 195 days
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mike Gallacher   Liberal O'Farrell
Baird (1)
4 April 2011 2 May 2014 3 years, 28 days
Stuart Ayres Baird (1) 6 May 2014 1 April 2015 330 days
Minister for Police and Justice Troy Grant   National Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days
Minister for Police Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 [6][7]
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott   Liberal Berejiklian (2)
Perrottet (1)
2 April 2019 21 December 2021 2 years, 263 days [8][9]
Minister for Police Paul Toole   National Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 incumbent 151 days [10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Part 6 Ministries since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Tuesday, 21 December 2021". Governor of New South Wales. 21 December 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Public Service Agencies) Order 2019 [NSW] (159)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 7-8. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ "The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services". About us. NSW Government. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Portfolio: Police and Emergency Services". NSW Government Directory. NSW Government. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  6. ^ Robertson, James (28 January 2017). "Anthony Roberts, Brad Hazzard take key roles in Gladys Berejiklian reshuffle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  9. ^ Sas, Nick (31 March 2019). "Gladys Berejiklian says Liberal Party has no women problem as re-elected NSW Premier shuffles Cabinet". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.