Departing South Hedland police officer thankful to community
For Senior Constable Neil Clarke, the North West has made a mark on his life for the past five years, and it is with a heavy heart he must say his final goodbyes to the red dirt country.
Sen. Const. Clarke will be moving to Perth to further his career in major crash.
He said South Hedland had been his home and he was thankful to have learnt from the community and colleagues.
“My family and I moved here wanting to experience the North West and discover this beautiful part of the State — with most of my career so far being in the South West or Perth this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” he said.
“I immediately discovered how warm and friendly the people of Hedland were. Everyone was so welcoming and I have experienced the highs and lows of policing in this town but loved working here with an amazing group of colleagues.
“I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and I can honestly say that leaving Hedland after so long is not going to be easy for myself and my family.
“This town has so much to offer and my entire family have been active members of the community in many aspects, from school, Melted the Musical, taekwondo, dancing and my fantastic other family at my local gym.
“I leave sad, but happy that I have spent time here and this place will be with us forever.”
Meanwhile, all the staff of South and Port Hedland Police Station wish the members of our community a good new year.
If you see us out and about, please come and have a chat or give us a smile and a wave.
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