Bond new Bundy district officer
BUNDABERG is set to get a new top cop after a state-wide reshuffle.
Superintendent Rowan Bond will take the place of long-serving Superintendent Anne Macdonald, who is believed to be headed to Pine Rivers Police District.
Supt Bond has been working as the district officer in Mackay for a number of years and will be moving to Bundaberg in the coming months.
A spokesman for Queensland Police said the moves were a part of a normal reshuffle within the ranks.
“The Queensland Police Service is in the process of transferring or promoting a number of senior officers at the ranks of Inspector, Superintendent, Chief Superintendent and Assistant Commissioner,” he said.
“This is to fill a number of vacant positions due to recent retirements.
“This process occurs as the need arises, and is co-ordinated to meet the best interests of the community, the service and the officers involved.”
Supt Macdonald has been the district officer in Bundaberg since 2007.
During that time she has overseen a number of high-profile cases including the murder of eight-year-old Trinity Bates in February.
Supt Macdondald was awarded two prestigious accolades at the national policing awards in August last year.
She was awarded the most outstanding female leader for 2009 and the Audrey Fagan Award for most inspirational female officer.
At the time, Supt Macdonald told the NewsMail she was honoured and humbled to accept the awards.
Supt Bond will be replaced by newly promoted Superintendent Graham Coleman, the former district inspector in Gladstone.
The NewsMail’s attempts to contact Supt Macdonald yesterday were unsuccessful.