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