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Shepparton News - - SN NEWS - By Rhi­an­non Tuffield

Lo­cals had a chance to meet Shep­par­ton po­lice of­fi­cers on Sun­day in a fun, re­laxed day at Bun­nings Ware­house.

The Shep­par­ton po­lice’s com­mu­nity day is an event that al­lows the of­fi­cers to get out into the com­mu­nity, meet res­i­dents and talk about var­i­ous mat­ters in­clud­ing com­mu­nity safety, raise money through the Blue Rib­bon Foun­da­tion for GV Health and con­nect with res­i­dents.

Shep­par­ton po­lice Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Glenn Gib­son said res­i­dents could have their ve­hi­cle’s num­ber plates se­cured from theft, check out new and old po­lice car mod­els dat­ing back to the 1970s, and chil­dren could take a ride in the po­lice cop­per car.

‘‘I think it’s about mak­ing our­selves avail­able, peo­ple like to come up and just have a chat about what’s go­ing on in their life and their opinions on com­mu­nity safety, so we like to give them se­cu­rity ad­vice about how to make their lives a bit safer,’’ Ldg Sen Const Gib­son said.

‘‘Or we have a chat about re­cruit­ing. You’d be sur­prised what sorts of weird and won­der­ful ques­tions get asked of the po­lice when we come out and meet the com­mu­nity.’’

Lend­ing a hand: David Caller­ane raises money through the Blue Rib­bon Foun­da­tion.

Stay safe: Vol­un­teer num­ber plate chang­ers help driv­ers.

Try this: Shep­par­ton po­lice Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Brent Ward with Men’s Shed’s John Adem.

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