Port Stephens police commander Chris Craner appointed Chief of Staff to Commissioner Mick Fuller

MOVING ON: Superintendent Chris Craner has been appointed Chief of Staff to Commissioner Mick Fuller.Chris Craneris the new Port Stephens police commanderCollective effort to rub out domestic violenceCar a fitting tribute for Richardson | videoIt has been little more than a year since Superintendent Chris Craner took over as the Port’s police commander.
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He came to the command vowing to provide stable leadership and to address issues such as domestic violence, police proficiency and transparency.

With some major gains in those areas under his belt, it seems it hasn’t taken long for the top brass to take notice.

Last week, Superintendent Craner was appointed to fill the temporary role of Chief of Staff to the NSW Commissioner. It means the Port Stephens LAC will receive its sixth commander in nine years.

“I came here promising stable leadership and I think the command is in a far more stable position than it was 15 months ago,” Supt Craner said.

“I’ve worked to make our police officers feel valued and make the community feel valued and that brings stability.”

Top cop’s new appointment | photos TOP COP: Superintendent Chris Craner, pictured when he first became commander of Port Stephens LAC in April 2016. Supt Craner was the Port’s fifth commander in eight years. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

TRIBUTE: Superintendent Chris Craner and Sergeant Martine Morley with the new Port Stephens police car, which is dedicated to Geoffrey Richardson who died in the line of duty in March. Picture: Simone De Peak

CRAFTSMEN: Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed members Allyn Sloane and Ian Dorney with Port Stephens police commander Superintendent Chris Craner. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

KNOCK OUT: Horatius Feni (H for short) with Superintendent Chris Craner who coordinated a Port Stephens effort to deliver new boxing gear to a gym in South Africa. Picture: Supplied

AT WORK: Superintendent Chris Craner.

AT WORK: Superintendent Chris Craner.

UNITED: Senior Constable Brendan Sykes, White Ribbon ambassador Roger Yeo, Senior Constable Lisa Holloway and Port Stephens LAC commander Chris Craner. Picture: Sam Norris

UNITED: White Ribbon ambassador Roger Yeo with Port Stephens LAC commander Chris Craner, speaking at the inaugural Port Stephens White Ribbon Day march in Raymond Terrace. Picture: Sam Norris