New cops keen to get out among community
Probationary Constable Craig Buckley
Constable Craig Buckley said he would be making it his priority to learn and balance his new position among the Hedland community.
“Before my time as a police constable, I was a police cadet who worked at many different stations across the Perth metropolitan area,” Const. Buckley said.
“The cadetship provided me with basic policing knowledge, which meant I was confidently able to apply these skills when I transitioned to a police constable.
“I understand that South Hedland provides many diverse challenges and I believe working in the town will quickly enhance my policing skills, which I will use throughout the rest of my policing career.
“I look forward to meeting members of the public and want to share my experiences and knowledge to effectively instil trust and respect within the community.”
Probationary Constable Liam Mallinson
Constable Mallinson said before making the big change to move his family to South Hedland, he graduated from the police academy in March and was determined to make the Pilbara his new home.
“After hearing countless recommendations from my peers about how partaking in country service is the best development as a police officer, my wife and I decided to take the leap,” Const. Mallinson said.
“Hedland appealed to us, as we wanted a town that offers good amenities and career opportunities for my wife.
“I’m looking forward to fishing up here and maybe changing codes from soccer to playing some footy. I’d also love to explore some of northern WA while up here, particularly Karijini.
“The town has been welcoming . . . I’ve learnt more in three weeks here than I have overall so far — struggling with the heat though.”