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.


NSW Police offer homes for rent to officers across the state to encourage them to move to rural and regional areas. 

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