Minister for Police and Emergency Services (New South Wales)

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Minister for Police and Emergency Services
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Incumbent
Stuart Ayres

since 6 May 2014
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales

The New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services has responsibilities which includes conduct and regulation of all police and services agencies and personnel and also deals with operational and event planning issues affecting the state. The minister undertakes his work through the New South Wales Ministry for Police and Emergency Services.[1]

The current Minister for Police and Emergency Services, since 6 May 2014, is Stuart Ayres. The following agencies are part of this portfolio: the New South Wales Crime Commission, the New South Wales Police Force and the Police Integrity Commission. The Emergency Services portfolio is responsible for fire and rescue services in New South Wales including: Emergency Management NSW, Fire and Rescue NSW, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and the New South Wales State Emergency Service.[2]

List of Ministers[edit]

Police[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
John Waddy Liberal 1975–1976 Minister for Police
Office not in use N/A 1976–1980 N/A
Bill Crabtree Labor 1980–1981 Minister for Police
Peter Anderson 1981–1982
1982–1986 Minister for Police and Emergency Services
George Paciullo 1986–1988
Ted Pickering Liberal 1988–1992
Terry Griffiths 1992–1994 Minister for Police
Garry West National 1994–1995
Paul Whelan Labor 1995–2001
Michael Costa 2001–2003
John Watkins 2003–2005
Carl Scully 2005–2006
John Watkins 2006–2007
David Campbell 2007–2008
Matt Brown 2008
Tony Kelly 2008–2009
Michael Daley 2009 – 4 April 2011
Mike Gallacher Liberal 4 April 2011 – 2 May 2014 Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Stuart Ayres 6 May 2014 – present

Emergency Services[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Bob Heffron Labor 1941–1944 Minister for National Emergency Services
Jack Baddeley 1944–1949
James McGirr 1949
Office not in use N/A 1949–1975 N/A
John Waddy Liberal 1975–1976 Minister for Services
Office not in use N/A 1976 N/A
Ron Mulock Labor 1976–1977 Minister for Services
William Haigh 1977–1978
Bill Crabtree 1978–1981
Peter Anderson 1981–1982
1982–1986 Minister for Police and Emergency Services
George Paciullo 1986–1988
Ted Pickering Liberal 1988–1992
1992 Minister for Emergency Services
Wayne Merton 1992–1993
Terry Griffiths 1993–1994
Garry West National 1994–1995
Bob Debus Labor 1995–1997
Brian Langton 1997–1998
Bob Debus 1998–2003
Tony Kelly 2003–2007
Nathan Rees 2007–2008
Tony Kelly 2008–2009
Steve Whan 2009 – 4 April 2011
Mike Gallacher Liberal 4 April 2011 – 2 May 2014 Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Stuart Ayres 6 May 2014 – present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services". About us. NSW Government. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Portfolio: Police and Emergency Services". NSW Government Directory. NSW Government. Retrieved 8 October 2012.