New po­lice on beat

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

LOWOOD po­lice have re­ceived a re­cent per­son­nel boost, with the ar­rival of four new sworn of­fi­cers and an ad­min­is­tra­tion worker bring­ing the busy sta­tion to the brink of be­ing fully staffed.

Act­ing Of­fi­cer in Charge Se­nior Sergeant Bruce Peel said his role was the last re­main­ing po­si­tion to be per­ma­nently filled at Lowood.

Among the new ar­rivals is ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer Amanda Walker, who started full time at Lowood in mid-june af­ter hav­ing worked part time at Ya­manto, Rose­wood and Lowood sta­tions.

Join­ing the ranks of op­er­a­tional po­lice are Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ash­ley Pick­wick, who worked at Ip­swich sta­tion and watch-house; Se­nior Con­sta­ble Michael Hough, who was based at Ip­swich and re­lieved at sev­eral po­lice sta­tions in­clud­ing Mar­burg and Rose­wood; Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ni­cole Se­den, pre­vi­ously of Karana Downs; and Con­sta­ble Tee­gan Masters, who ar­rived from Mary­bor­ough in Jan­uary.

Con­sta­ble Masters said Lowood sta­tion was like one big fam­ily.

“I ad­mire the fact the dis­trict has such faith in us do­ing our job and that if a crew asks for as­sis­tance, they’ll have crews com­ing to as­sist from ev­ery di­rec­tion, with ev­ery­one con­verg­ing onto one place to help out,” she said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW AD­DI­TIONS: Ash Pick­wick, Tee­gan Masters, Ni­cole Se­den, Amanda Walker and Michael Hough have joined the Lowood po­lice sta­tion.

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