Commissioner announces major re-shuffle for Gold Coast police

There has been a major reshuffle for senior roles on the Gold Coast, to better ensure certainty, stability and strong leadership in the police force.

Commissioner Ian Stewart announced overnight that Chief Superintendent Marty Mickelson from the Logan District has taken over as Gold Coast District Officer.

He will be supported by Superintendent Craig Hanlon and Acting Superintendent David Cuskelly, both as Assistant District Officers.


It comes after Senior Gold Coast Police Officer Michelle Stenner was suspended from the Queensland Police Service after being charged with perjury last week.

Commissioner Stewart said its been a “difficult period for officers and staff of the Gold Coast District”.

“I don’t shy away from acknowledging that,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“The QPS has provided full cooperation to the Crime and Corruption Commission during their investigation, which has focused on officers of the Gold Coast District, and we will continue to do so.

“Today’s announcement is about giving certainty to the region and provides Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd with the support he needs to continue providing strong leadership for the men and women of the entire South Eastern Region.”