Campaspe Police Inspector Paul Margetts is confident Echuca will be assigned three new police officers.IVY WISE June 2, 2014 3:57am
Campaspe’s new police inspector is confident of obtaining another three police officers for Echuca.
Inspector Paul Margetts said the positions were new, not vacancies, and included a sergeant and two others.
‘‘This is in addition to what we already have,’’ he said.
‘‘We have put forward a business case
Victorian Police Minister Kim Wells has promised a further 200 frontline police officers will be recruited by November, but it is unknown where they will be stationed.
Insp. Margetts, who started in the role on Monday, said he had a strong focus on the safety of his members and a new police station would help to achieve that.
‘‘When I read the state Budget and saw that Echuca was getting a new police station, I was really excited,’’ he said.
‘‘There are a number of risks with the current facility that need to be managed daily and there have been occasions in the past that have impacted on our efficiency and capacity to deliver a service.’’
About 53 police work from the 45-year-old station, which houses general duties officers, a criminal investigation unit and highway patrol.
The new station will be built on the corner of Sturt and Anstruther streets on land bought in February last year.
‘‘At the moment, I am putting together an internal user group to get some input into what (different departments) would like to see in the new facility,’’ Insp. Margetts said.
‘‘By finding out what works for the different departments, we will be able to operate as efficiently as possible.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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