Assistant NT Police Commissioner Michael Hebb has resigned suddenly, according to an internal police broadcast labelled “not for wider circulation”.
Commissioner Jamie Chalker gave no indication of the reasons for the resignation in the internal statement, only that it had been accepted and “approved by the Administrator”.
Mr Hebb was promoted last year to play a key role in the NT’s COVID-19 response and disaster management.
According to the Katherine Times, Mr Hebb, who was previously based there, has held many positions within the NT Police including Police Chief of Staff, Darwin Watch Commander and Officer in Charge of the Darwin Police Station.
He was also previously Superintendent for the Remote Policing Command.
Mr Chalker said in the statement that Mr Hebb had spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, including 19 years with Victoria Police before moving to the NT in 2008.
Mr Chalker thanked Mr Hebb for his service and wished him “all the best for the future”.