Murrumbidgee Police District Commander Michael Rowan under complaint investigation

NSW Police has confirmed Murrumbidgee District’s commander is currently involved in a complaint investigation. 

The news comes after allegations made in metropolitan media outlets that allege Detective Superintendent Michael Rowan gave two female employees preferential treatment. 

A spokesperson for NSW Police confirmed the complaint refused further comment.

“NSW Police can confirm the Professional Standards Command is currently examining a complaint matter,” they said. 

“While that process remains underway it is inappropriate to make any further specific comment.” 

Last weeks claims emerged that Commander Rowan had moved a long-term civilian police employee into a home traditionally reserved for front line police officers.

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It is understood she has been living in the home for around three years. 

Another claim involves the promotion of a female senior constable within the command. News Corp Australia has alleged the complaint was made after a review by a senior officer, raised about a score the female constable received on an assessment. 

A NSW Police confirmed all complaints are investigated in depth. 

“The NSW Police Force has a rigorous framework in place to ensure all complaint matters are thoroughly investigated,” a spokesperson confirmed