Station opens up to public
EVERY police officer understands there are risks associated with the job and that is why WA Police Legacy plays such an important role in the community.
In recognition of their fallen comrades, Kensington Police Station will open its doors to the public for the first time with all proceeds going to the not-for-profit organisation.
The open day will be the first chance for the public to view the station, which received two awards last year for excellence in serving the community.
On display will be the Police Dog Squad, the mounted section, displays by the Tactical Response Group, and the WA Police Pipe Band and a host of activities for the kids.
Manager of WA Police Legacy Jill Willoughby said the organisation receives no government funding and has relied heavily on the support of the community since its inception in 1992.
“WA Policy Legacy provides edu- cation grants, laptops, birthday and Christmas gifts, counselling, financial guidance and support to fallen officer’s families,” she said.
“Many people will remember WA Detective Sergeant Geoff Bowen who died when a letter bomb exploded in the Adelaide office of the National Crime Authority building in 1994.
“Geoff left behind a young widow, Jane and two small boys, one of whom is now a serving police officer at Kensington station,” she said.
Legacy currently supports 438 people, which includes 382 widows, three widowers and 53 children.
Police bears will be on sale.
Officers from Kensington Police Station with the police bears that will be on sale at the open day.