New police inspector
Monday, 21st May, 2018
By Myles Burt
Wilcannia now has a new Police Inspector after Inspector Tony Moodie has travelled over from the east to fill the role.
Insp. Moodie will be one of the three inspectors for the Barrier Police District, alongside Broken Hill’s Insp. Yvette Smith and Dareton’s Insp. David Massih.
Only arriving last week, Insp. Moodie said he’s had a warm reception from locals in Wilcannia.
“I’d have to say everyone I’ve met has been really inviting,” he said.
Insp. Moodie has been in the police force for 28 years, and has moved from the picturesque Bega Valley for the new position in Wilcannia.
Insp. Moodie was displaced from Bega after the NSW Police restructure last year and applied for the inspector position as soon as he saw it.
“Obviously different to Wilcannia and the Barrier District, but they both have their sort of beauty in their own sort of way,” he said.
“Although I didn’t know much about Wilcannia, I knew a little bit about the Barrier District.
“So I put in for it, and come February I got the job.”
Insp. Moodie is looking forward to working with the senior management team for the Barrier Police District, along with building up public relations within Wilcannia and his region that stretches from Tibooburra to Menindee.
“I guess the main thing I want for Wilcannia is to keep the community safe, and I want it to be a good town where everyone can enjoy themselves.”