Kwinana Police has new officer-in-charge

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Senior sergeant Anthony Thompson is the new officer-in-charge at the Kwinana Police Station.
Camera IconSenior sergeant Anthony Thompson is the new officer-in-charge at the Kwinana Police Station. Credit: Pierra Willix

Kwinana Police Station has a new officer-in-charge, with Senior Sergeant Anthony Thompson taking the reins two weeks ago.

Joining the police in 1993, Sen. Sgt Thompson said working as a police officer had been a life-long dream.

“It was something I had always wanted to do since I was a kid; it was always the career path I wanted,” he said.

Serving as a detective for more than 18 years in the Perth metropolitan area, Sen. Sgt Thompson has worked at Belmont and Fremantle stations, as well as the major crime squad and the gang crime squad.

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Starting at the Kwinana station two weeks ago, Sen. Sgt Thompson is now in charge of about 40 officers and will be responsible for managing the station.

“It was always a goal of mine to run a station and when I was offered this position, I grabbed it with both hands,” he said.

“I knew it would be a great place to work and there would be lots of opportunities to engage with the community.

“I enjoy helping the community and people that need assistance who are in a vulnerable time in their lives.”

Tackling issues like stealing offences, especially from motor vehicles, is high on his agenda.

“Encouraging people to be mindful of their property is something we will be focusing on,” he said.

“We also want to maintain a strong sense of security for residents in areas like the shopping precinct and the Zone Youth Space, and to also ensure we have a good relationship with local youth and encourage them in the right direction.

“We also want to continue the good work that Sen. Sgt Rob Read established in his time here.”

Sen. Sgt Thompson encouraged residents to keep in touch with the police, who would take on reports about suspicious behaviour.

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