Mr Hine joined Tasmania Police as a cadet 28 years ago. Upon graduation he conducted uniform and traffic control duties, followed by a six-year posting with Launceston CIB as a Detective Senior Constable.
Mr Hine was promoted to Sergeant in 1993 and to the rank of Inspector in 1997 when he worked in Business Projects Services. He was appointed Commander in 2000 when he headed Executive Support and Operations Support. In 2002, Mr Hine was appointed Assistant Commissioner.
He was awarded the National Medal in 1995, the Commissioner’s Medal in 1999 and the Australian Police medal in 2002. Mr Hine was appointed Commissioner of Police in October 2010.