Hawke’s Bay Top Cop Jumping Ship

Sam Hoyle - bugging out

Sam Hoyle – bugging out

In the wake of blistering media criticisim of Napier/Hastings district commander Inspector Tania Kura, her boss Eastland District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle is looking to jump ship.

DomPost reporter Tracey Chatterton published this article on the problems and internal squabbles going on under Kura’s management:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9166764/Cops-are-leaving-the-Bay-in-droves

Just days later Kura’s boss and mentor Superintendent Sam Hoyle is looking to quit town.  This week Hoyle is in Wellington interviewing for a new job as Wellington District Commander.

When you look at history and see how police reward their under-performing or wayward staff, there is a good chance Hoyle may soon be packing his bags and moving closer to the bosom of Commissioner Peter Marshall.

So with Hoyle joining those leaving in droves let’s just hope for the sake of the people of Hawke’s Bay that they do not promote Kura to Hoyle’s old job.

Superintendent Hoyle declined to comment when invited to do so.