Superintendent Glyn Rowland

Executive Director, Pacific Island Chiefs of Police Secretariat

Glyn is a proud New Zealander of British/Irish decent, he started his police career in 1998 with the North Yorkshire Police in the United Kingdom. He served as a frontline officer for 8 years in the Craven area of Yorkshire where he qualified as a Sergeant.

In 2006 he relocated to New Zealand Police as part of the New Zealand Police UK overseas recruitment programme. He continued his policing career in the Waikato District of New Zealand working in the city of Hamilton until he relocated to Wellington in 2008.

He has worked in a training role at the Royal New Zealand Police College and in various Intelligence roles. He was also the national lead for Community Policing at New Zealand Police National Headquarters.

In 2012 he completed a Community Policing deployment with the Samoa Police Service as part of the 3P programme working with the Community Engagement Unit in Apia.

In 2018 Glyn joined the Pacific Island Chiefs of Police Secretariat as the Executive Coordinator. He has been in the Executive Director role since January 2020. Glyn’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Policing and a Master’s degree in International Security (Intelligence) from Massey University.

He is married to Joanne and has an adult son Nicholas who lives in Auckland. His interests include drinking tea, running and playing guitar in a local acoustic band. He is also a lifetime supporter of the English Football team Preston North End (The first team to win the first ever football league in 1888).