PC Pork­chop set for duty

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

As the Pil­bara mourns the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the death of beer-steal­ing pig Swino this week, our re­gion’s po­lice of­fi­cers wel­comed the new­est re­cruit to their team in hon­our of the in­fa­mous an­i­mal.

PC Pork­chop has been in train­ing for some time and has fi­nally stepped onto the front line.

Pil­bara Dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent Jo McCabe said PC Pork­chop would be trav­el­ling through the re­gion with Pil­bara po­lice of­fi­cers de­liv­er­ing safety mes­sages to the com­mu­nity.

“This is a great polic­ing ini­tia­tive for our Pil­bara com­mu­nity to con­nect with their lo­cal po­lice,” she said.

“PC Pork­chop is a light­hearted theme aimed to de­liver public road safety in­for­ma­tion whilst in­creas­ing our so­cial media reach and fol­low­ing.”

The porky po­lice of­fi­cer will be pho­tographed around the re­gion and dis­played on the Pil­bara Dis­trict Face­book page.

He will be strate­gi­cally placed in some of the most pic­turesque and di­verse places and the com­mu­nity will be called upon to guess where he is.

Supt. McCabe said the po­lice in­tended to reach out and en­gage with chil­dren, in­clud­ing mak­ing PC Pork­chop avail­able for pho­to­graphic op­por­tu­ni­ties to bring a smile to their faces.

On his first day, PC Pork­chop got be­hind the radar gun and helped con­duct ran­dom breath tests around Kar­ratha.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Scott Clugston and Sergeant Paul Arnold con­duct a ran­dom breath test with help from PC Pork­chop.

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