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Popular officer calls it a day

Saturday, 12th December, 2020

Inspector Malcolm Andrews was honoured by fellow colleagues and officers during his retirement ceremony at the Broken Hill Police Station. PICTURE: Myles Burt Inspector Malcolm Andrews was honoured by fellow colleagues and officers during his retirement ceremony at the Broken Hill Police Station. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

After 37 years in the NSW Police Force, Inspector Malcolm Andrews has retired from his role at the Barrier Police District.

Insp. Andrews was piped out of the Broken Hill Police Station yesterday by colleagues and fellow officers before departing in a highway patrol vehicle.

The police veteran began his official career as Inspector in 2015, when he was in charge of Broken Hill and Wilcannia for some time.

After a successful 37 years, Insp. Andrews said he decided to retire to give his body a break and starting living his life.

“I’m almost 60, it’s time to move on, start one’s life while I can. I still have my health, my wife has her health, go and enjoy some life,” Insp. Andrews said.

Insp. Andrews said one of his goals during his time in the Barrier PD was to construct a training centre of excellence in Broken Hill.

Insp Andrews said they already have an armoured offender training centre established out at one of the rifle ranges and at one of the old police stations that has been renovated.

Insp. Andrews said the training centre of excellence would give employees the ability to get into that competitive job market and compete against police from metropolitan areas.

“So we can do our training, we don’t have to go away, we can have police come in from other areas to do training here as well,” Insp. Andrews said.

Insp. Andrews said he’s happy to retire knowing that the Barrier PD is in excellent hands.

“Sorry to go, but it’s time,” Insp. Andrews.

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