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MR. T. H. ANDERSEN CHOSEN AS POLICE COMMISSIONER Chief Inspector T. H. Andersen has been appointed Commissioner of Police from April 16 In succession to Mr. . Doyle. He will be the first West Australian-born commissioner.
Mr. Doyle, who has been commissioner for six years, will retire from the department on April 15. The new appoint ment was made by the Execu tive Council yesterday and was announced by the Attorney General (Mr. Abbott). No an nouricement was made con cerning the chief inspectorship, a position which will become vacant when Mr. Andersen suc ceeds Mr. Doyle. Chief Inspector Andersen has held his present post since 1949. He is 56, and he will be able to hold office until he is 65 although all other members of the force, including inspectors, must retire at 60 years of age. Thomas Herman Andersen was born at Beaconsfield, W.A., and was educated at St. Patrick's Boys' School, Perth. When he left school, Mr. Andersen -went with his parents. to a farm at Brookton. He left the farm when he was 19 to join the W.A. Police Force and shortly after wards he was posted to Broome. For about seven years he was a mounted constable attached to various police stations in the country and metropolitan area. He was then transferred to the metropolitan district office, where he remained until he joined the liquor inspection branch in Feb rsary, 1923. In 1934 he was pro moted to the rank of sergeant. In January, 1945, he was pro
mroted to the position of inspector in charge of the branch, which now- included the weights and measures and firearms branches. He remained in that position until October, 1949, when he was made chief inspector. Inspector Andersen is married, with four children, and lives in
Nr. T. I. ANDERSEN.
Paddington-street, North Perth. He is a fellow of the Federal In stitute of Accountants and is president of the National Safety Council of W.A. and of the Federation of Police and Citizens Boys' Clubs of W.A.