Constables on the beat in Wanaka
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.