Naden command post established

POLICE have moved into a new phase to find and arrest notorious fugitive Malcolm Naden.

Naden is wanted on warrants for the murder of a 24-year-old woman in Dubbo in June, 2005, and an aggravated indecent assault against a 15-year-old girl.

It is also believed he can help police with their inquiries into the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman at Dubbo in January, 2005.

From Friday, the operation command post will be established at Gloucester Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade Station, taking advantage of more permanent facilities.

The search-based operation will change to an investigation-based operation and sufficient resources will be provided to meet operational strategies.

Police believe Naden is armed and warn people not to approach him under any circumstances.

Anyone with information who can help with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A $250,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture.