Tight-knit team cel­e­brates

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Local Government Reform Local Government Reform -

ON the an­niver­sary of the day he laid his fa­ther to rest, Kens­ing­ton Po­lice of­fi­cer-in­charge Se­nior Sergeant Ash Goy spoke about how much his dad loved the force.

Kens­ing­ton Po­lice won the team cat­e­gory at the WA Po­lice Ex­cel­lence awards on Thurs­day.

As he was con­grat­u­lated by Com­mis­sioner Karl O’Cal­laghan and South East Met­ro­pol­i­tan Su­per­in­ten­dant Brad Royce, Snr Sgt Goy said he was hum­bled.

“But it is not about me at all, but about the team,” he said.

Kens­ing­ton was ac­knowl­edged for the way its po­lice teams had wel­comed their new roles in po­lice re­form, adopt­ing a coun­try ap­proach by be­com­ing ac­tive in the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing reg­u­lar mar­ket ap­pear­ances and school visits.

The team also has a high­pro­file so­cial me­dia pres­ence, with more than 2000 Twit­ter fol­low­ers.

Con­sta­ble Katie Roberts said the on­line pres­ence kept the team in touch with the com­mu­nity, al­low­ing peo­ple to ask ques­tions without hav­ing to visit a sta­tion.

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