Jevon McSkimming

Jevon McSkimming

Deputy Commissioner: Strategy and Service
New Zealand Police

Deputy Commissioner Jevon McSkimming leads the New Zealand Police’s Strategy & Service portfolio which includes Strategy & Transformation, Service & Resolutions, Media & Communications, Risk and Assurance and
the Firearms Regulation & Reform Transition Unit.

Jevon, alongside with his team, are responsible for setting the strategic direction and leading transformation across NZ Police, ensuring services New Zealanders deserve and expect are delivered to a high standard, and
driving NZ Police business to deliver on its priorities.

Prior to his current role Jevon was Assistant Commissioner: Service, leading the NZ Police service
delivery transformation including the establishment of the Single Non-Emergency Number (105) and
other channels for New Zealanders to engage with policing services. Jevon also had responsibility for
Police’s major enabling assets, being ICT, Property and Fleet. Before that Jevon was NZ Police’s Chief
Information Officer where he managed ICT Services and mobility. Jevon joined NZ Police in 1996 after completing his studies in 1995.

Starting his career in Auckland which included front-line policing, communications, and maritime
roles before shifting to the far South of the country, where he met a range of challenges as a rural
and provincial sole charge officer.

An opportunity to rewrite rural officers’ work terms and conditions led to a move to Wellington.
Jevon then transferred to The Royal New Zealand Police College to run the promotion courses for
Sergeant and Senior Sergeant ranks. Then, as Deployment Manager for Wellington District, Jevon
and his team played a key role in the model and process design for the NZ Police Prevention First

Jevon has since led substantial change management in large and complex parts of the business and
has delivered transformational results in programme delivery and system’s enhancement across NZ
Police to maximize the benefit to the frontline, the services we deliver, and the safety of all New

During his time as a member of the NZ Police Executive, Jevon has also led the Next Generation
Critical Communications Programme, on behalf of the Commissioner and NZ Police, who is the lead
agency for this work on behalf the New Zealand Emergency Services Sector.