Outback lifestyle suits new recruits
Wednesday, 9th February, 2011
By Caitlin Keenan
After being understaffed for months, local police ranks have been given another boost with the arrival of another two officers this week.
Senior Constables Chris Lockett and Shanelle Trevillian had their first day on the job in Broken Hill on Monday.
They bring to seven the number of new police sent to Broken Hill in the last couple of months after the arrival of four probationary constables in late December.
Sen. Const. Lockett said he and his colleague had both wanted to move to the country.
"Broken Hill was the pick of the bunch," Sen. Const. Trevillian said.
They said they were enjoying the "more laid back" lifestyle the outback offered and wanted to stay here "long term."
Sergeant Dave Gallagher said the newcomers had "a wealth of experience."
"I hope they become active in the community," he said.
Sgt. Gallagher said they had been given a Barrier Local Area command welcome and their presence would help police meet the demands of the job.