Con­sta­bles on the beat in Wanaka

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS - By MAR­JORIE COOK

Wanaka has two new fe­male po­lice of­fi­cers in the front­line, fol­low­ing the re­cent ap­point­ment of con­sta­bles Heaeen Chung and Stephanie Cham­bers.

The of­fi­cers have just started gen­eral du­ties polic­ing in the town and are look­ing for­ward to meet­ing their new com­mu­nity.

Chung has eight years of polic­ing un­der her belt in Wellington, where she worked in gen­eral du­ties, traf­fic, the Break Squad (bur­glary) and com­mu­nity polic­ing.

She came to New Zealand from Korea when she was 16 and com­pleted her ed­u­ca­tion in Christchurch, be­fore mov­ing to Wellington.

Cham­bers grew up in Cromwell and at­tended Can­ter­bury Univer­sity be­fore grad­u­at­ing from po­lice col­lege in 2011. She has worked on gen­eral du­ties at the Queen­stown po­lice sta­tion for the past three years.

Both women were keen to re­lo­cate to Wanaka for the ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing in a small com­mu­nity. They said they had no in­ter­est in mul­ti­sport and would try to re­sist the ad­dic­tion.

‘‘I am a keen squash player but I am­not into mul­ti­sport,’’ Cham­bers said.

"I am not an ex­treme sports per­son but I aminto win­ter sports.

‘‘I haven’t had a chance to be good at it yet, though,’’ Chung said.

The ap­point­ment of Chung and Cham­bers com­pletes Wanaka po­lice sta­tion’s quota of 15 of­fi­cers, Se­nior Sergeant Al­lan Grindell con­firmed.

Mel Twyman re­cently re­signed to work for a Wanaka law firm, Emma Flem­ing is now polic­ing in Wellington and In­grid Glen­din­ing is polic­ing in Alexan­dra.


Law and or­der: Heaeen Chung, 33, and Stephanie Cham­bers, 23, are Wanaka’s new­est con­sta­bles on the beat.

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