Andrew Coster
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Andrew Coster

New Zealand Police / Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa

Commissioner of police

  • Appointed April 2020.
  • Previously acting deputy commissioner, strategy and partnerships.
  • Oversaw the government’s firearms reforms, including the ban on semi-automatic firearms.
  • Former solicitor at Crown Law, seconded to the Ministry of Justice as deputy chief executive in 2016.
  • Co-ordinated the replacement of HR and payroll system in 2015.
  • Earlier area commander in Auckland City Central before becoming the district commander for the southern district in 2013.
  • Holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Public Management from Victoria University.

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