Generations on the beat in Horsham
Ahumorous idea between police Senior Constable Anthony Zivkovic and his daughter, Constable Katey Zivkovic, became reality when the pair worked their first shift together.
Ms Zivkovic, 23, who graduated as a police officer a year ago, is stationed in Geelong’s central business district.
What started as a joke with her supervisor about patrolling with her father, stationed in Horsham, came to fruition last week as she joined him on an eight-hour Highway Patrol shift.
“It’s not very often you get to work with your dad,” she said.
Sen Const Zivkovic said he had been a member of Victoria Police for eight years.
He said Katey had been eager to join the force ever since she attended his graduation. “It’s all she ever talked about,” he said. “And now we’ve got father and daughter on patrol.
“It was a bit of a gimmick. Paul Margetts is friends with one of her supervisors and they made it happen.”
Snr Const Zivkovic said Victoria Police was a family-friendly organisation – where people would often hear of three generations as part of the force.
He said it was a proud moment to have an opportunity to work alongside his daughter.
“And the thing is, she’s actually got to do what she’s told because I out-rank her.”
PATROL PARTNERS: Senior Constable Anthony Zivkovic, left, worked his first Horsham Highway Patrol shift with his daughter, Geelongbased constable Katey Zivkovic during the first week of the school holidays. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER