New District Commander for Tuggerah Police

Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies

Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies is the new Commander for Tuggerah Lakes Police District.

Det Supt Gillies joined the NSW Police Force in 1995 and has worked in metropolitan commands in Sydney including Newtown, Petersham, Marrickville and Eastwood.

In 2001, he moved to the Newcastle area and worked at Wallsend, Waratah and Charlestown Police Stations.

He was promoted in 2008 to Detective Sergeant at Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command, before being promoted again to the Investigations Manager role at Lake Macquarie Local Area Command in 2009.

In 2013 Det Supt Gillies became Detective Inspector, Crime Manager at Goulburn (now The Hume) Local Area Command and five years later, in 2018, he was promoted to Superintendent, District Commander at Hunter Valley Police District.

Det Supt Gillies was then transferred in 2020 to District Commander at Port Stephens-Hunter Police District.

“I look forward to working with all police to ensure a professional and timely response to crime with ongoing efforts to disrupt criminal behaviour,” he said.

“I will be very active in building community partnerships to prevent crime.

“My thanks go to the outgoing Commander, Superintendent Steve Kentwell VA, who has now moved to Lake Macquarie Police District.”

Tuggerah Lakes Police District