Top of the Lake: China Girl


Al ParkerPlayed by David Wenham

Detective Senior Sergeant Al Parker is a mentor to Robin when she takes on Tui’s case. He has known her family for decades and is deeply embedded in the local community, running a coffee shop that provides disadvantaged youth with work experience. He enjoys a cushy position as head of the Queenstown Police Station and fits right into the boys’ club atmosphere there. His approach to police work is often not by the book, but he is more concerned with results than the niceties of official procedure.