Yarrawonga Chronicle

Back working in community

- BY ROBERT MUIR

Mulwala’s newest police officer has returned to the area he loved as a youngster and was welcomed again a decade on.

“Originally I grew up in Wangaratta and my grandparen­ts (Neville and Beverley Forge) had a farm at Rennie,” Senior Constable Tyler Robinson said.

“I enjoy being back – it’s better than the last job as I had no community interactio­n as I was with a high-risk SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team. It’s good to be back speaking with the community.”

Senior Constable Robinson was in Sydney in the Tactical Operations Unit for eight years and beforehand, at Newtown.

He commenced duty at Mulwala Police Station

on August 15, moving to town with wife Sasha and 12-week-old daughter London.

The 28-year-old was a good footballer, playing football with the Murray Bushranger­s and senior football at Corowa and Wangaratta before heading north with work.

A tug of war is going both sides of the river for Senior Constable Robinson’s services, who is the nephew of Yarrawonga football stalwart Shane (Butch) Forge. “I’ve had approaches from a few clubs but it will depend on my work commitment­s,” he said.

Senior Constable Robinson replaces Senior Constable James Whelan who was promoted to sergeant on the NSW south coast.

Mulwala Police Sergeant Grant Churchin said the station’s newest member is “a welcome addition”.

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