SA victims' rights commissioner appointed

A new commissioner for victims' rights has been appointed in South Australia.

Bronwyn Killmier, an assistant commissioner with SA Police, will replace Michael O'Connell on a five-year term.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says Ms Killmier's broad experience as a police officer for 40 years, means she is well suited to the role.

"Ms Killmier's experience in the justice sector, her knowledge of justice system processes and legal frameworks, and her fresh approach will benefit victims of crime in South Australia," Ms Chapman said on Thursday.

Mr O'Connell has held the position since it was created in 2006.

"I would like to thank him for his dedicated service and wish him well in the future," Ms Chapman said.

The commissioner is appointed by the governor and is an independent body who helps victims in their dealings with the criminal justice system and government agencies.