Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton Appointed To Parole Board

Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton Appointed To Parole Board

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer

Former Police Officer Joins Parole Board

Victor P Taffa

A former Police officer has been appointed to the Parole Board as part of the Hodgman Government’s commitment to ensuring a member with Policing experience is represented, Attorney-General Elise Archer said.

Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton will take his place on the board from 1 July 2019, drawing on his strong Policing background to take an active role in decisions made about prisoners’ suitability for parole.

Retired Detective Inspector Plumpton served Tasmania Police from 1974-2015, working across the State in a variety of roles, including as Inspector of the Glenorchy Criminal Investigation Branch.

Retired Detective Inspector Plumpton is currently president of the Retired Police Association of Tasmania, a role he has held since 2016.

Hodgman Government strongly believes an individual with Policing experience will bring a unique set of experiences to the Board which are relevant when considering whether a prisoner should be considered for parole.

“This appointment also sees us deliver yet another of our election commitments. On behalf of the Government, I welcome Retired Detective Inspector Plumpton to his new role.” Attorney-General Archer said.