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Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has announced a reshuffle of executive roles within WA Police.

The changes include the creation of a second Deputy Commissioner position and promotions across the force.

Stephen Brown APM will take on the new Deputy Commissioner for Specialist Services role after previously working as Assistant Commissioner in Perth and driving the force's Frontline First philosophy.

Mr Brown will take on the judicial services, professional development, traffic and emergency response and media and corporate communications portfolios.

Michelle Fyfe, Kellie Properjohn and Paul Zanetti have been promoted to Assistant Commissioners and Graeme Castlehow, Charl Crous, Lawrence Panaia and Jon Tuttle have been made rank Commanders.

All of the roles have been filled by those within WA Police which Mr O'Callaghan said reflected the "talent pool" of senior personel which had development over many years.

Commissioner O’Callaghan also announced a reshuffle of across all portfolios which he said would provide an opportunity to further extend the experience of the senior team.

The promotions are effective from today and the new structure will be in place as of November the 19th, 2012.

The West Australian

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