New cops keen to get out among com­mu­nity

North West Telegraph - - News - Se­nior Sergeant Paul Thomas Paul Thomas is an ac­tive Se­nior Sergeant at the South Hed­land Po­lice sta­tion.

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.”

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