New cops ready to meet community

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Port Hedland Police Station has welcomed two new faces as they strive to keep Hedland streets safe.

Claire Pickering, who arrived in January, and Warren Scott, who arrived last week, will be the new friendly faces in town.

While the two officers come from vastly different career backgrounds, they both say they hope to learn from each other and strive to do their best for the Hedland community. Mr Scott, who hails from Perth as a detective in the Joint Organised Crime Taskforce team, said he had ventured to the North West for a change of scenery.

“It is a big change, but that’s one of the biggest reasons for the move,” he said.

“So far I’m really enjoying it.

“It’s a good feel, good boss, good crew and the community aspect is something I’m really looking forward to.”

Coming from Broome, Ms Pickering said her love of the country style of policing had kept her in the North West once her tenure came to an end.

“One of the great things about this office is the experience here, and having Warren on the team brings a new aspect,” she said.

“It’ll be cool to learn from him and everyone else on the team.”

Both officers hope to explore the North West and become thoroughly involved in the community.

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