Corrupt Cop promoted to teach other cops
Top job goes to censured officer
A senior policeman caught accessing the police computer to pass on information to a private investigator working for convicted pack rapist Brad Shipton has been promoted to head the Police College's investigation and intelligence school.
In 2005, then Senior Sergeant Dave Archibald was reprimanded for accessing the computer system known as National Intelligence Application during the trial of former police officers Shipton, Bob Schollum and two Mt Maunganui residents.
Mr Archibald was looking for information that private investigator and former colleague John Birmingham hoped might help Shipton's defence.
He admitted inappropriately accessing the computer but it was not clear whether Mr Archibald passed information to Shipton's defence team.
Last month Mr Archibald was promoted to the rank of detective inspector as he topped what police described as a very impressive field of candidates to begin his new job at the Royal New Zealand Police College at Porirua.
I wasn't sure, set a thief to catch a thief was an employment policy for the Police, how on earth can a cop who tried to help gang pack rapist Brad Shipton by secretly hacking into the Police computer now go on to teach other Police in the investigation and intelligence school? What will Senior Sergeant Dave Archibald's first lesson be? 'How not to get caught'?
Nice to see the corrupt cops of today are helping teach the corrupt cops of tomorrow.