Cop post a returnto region

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

There is a new officer-in-charge at South Hedland Police Station.

Senior Sergeant Allan Jane, who brings with him 22 years of experience, last month moved from the metropolitan area, where he has spent most of his career as a detective, with postings in Mandurah, Rockingham and Cannington.

Having grown up in Karratha, Sen. Sgt Jane said he enjoyed being back in the Pilbara and the warm welcome he had received from the community.

He said he looked forward to immersing himself in country policing and developing strong ties with the community.

“There is a large group in the community that have an invested interest in making this community safer and more enjoyable, especially for children,” he said.

Sen. Sgt. Jane said it would be his priority to identify a variety of major health-related risks, including excessive use of drugs and alcohol, by using alternative measures.

He said police would engage with agencies in the community which were better suited than police to deal with certain types of health issues.

“Police can’t solve everything by themselves,” he said.

“We have to actively engage other community interest groups, other non-government organisation, and other Government departments, to arrive at sustainable solutions through collaboration.

“I want my staff to experience the journey of building relationships with me.

“That way the whole community will benefit through ownership of the challenges.”

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