New of­fi­cer likes coun­try beat the best

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Sophia Con­stan­tine

Con­sta­ble Chloe Hof­man has joined the team at South Hed­land Po­lice Sta­tion and is ready to make her mark.

Const. Hof­man grad­u­ated from the po­lice academy in June 2014 and has since had post­ings in Kal­go­or­lie and Wiluna in the Northern Gold­fields.

The 22-year-old is one of seven of­fi­cers to join the South Hed­land team in re­cent months to help tackle a spike in an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour.

She said the po­si­tion at South Hed­land Po­lice Sta­tion had ticked all the boxes for her and her part­ner. “A lot of re­gional WA see the same prob­lems in terms of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and liquor which is one of the prob­lems we’re hav­ing at the mo­ment,” she said.

“Ev­ery­one is try­ing to tar­get those types of is­sues.

“It’s good to be a bit closer to places like Kar­i­jini and be able to see those sort of places and travel.”

Const. Hof­man said she was look­ing for­ward to what the new role would bring and to work­ing with the other of­fi­cers at South Hed­land Po­lice Sta­tion.

“I find it a bit eas­ier in coun­try polic­ing be­cause you get to know ev­ery­one a bit bet­ter... peo­ple are gen­er­ally a bit more laid-back than they are in the city and it makes it eas­ier to do our job,” she said.

The ex­tra re­sources came as a three-month ro­ta­tion of ad­di­tional of­fi­cers in Port Hed­land ended ear­lier this year, which has led to a sig­nif­i­cant de­crease in crime, South Hed­land sta­tion statis­tics show.

Pic­ture: Tay­lar Amonini

Con­sta­ble Chloe Hof­man.

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