Gen­er­a­tions on the beat in Hor­sham

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News - BY LOTTE REITER

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

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