Smith makes a first for Kwinana station

Holly ThompsonSound Telegraph
Kwinana Poice Station officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Andrea Smith.
Camera IconKwinana Poice Station officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Andrea Smith. Credit: Picture: Holly Thompson

Kwinana Police Station has broken new ground with its first recorded female officer-in-charge.

Sen. Sgt Andrea Smith has 25 years of experience under her belt and has joined the station with a goal of keeping the community safe.

Sen. Sgt Smith, who has a background in detective work, said she was passionate about the local community and the opportunity to come to Kwinana as the officer-in-charge was something she had jumped at.

“I started out as a cadet and have come through the ranks up to where I am now,” she said.

“I am really excited about being in Kwinana, I have been here for most of my career, in the Fremantle district and Rockingham, so I know quite a bit about the area.”

Sen. Sgt Smith said she was keen to immerse herself in the community by getting out and speaking to the people of Kwinana.

“I am really excited about being here, I want people to know my philosophy is that if anyone negatively impacts on the City of Kwinana, we are going to come and get them,” she said.

“There is no tolerance to any antisocial behaviour or offending, this includes people on bail, they will be apprehended if they don’t abide by their bail conditions. The people here have every right to feel safe.

“We want to work with the community to help solve crimes, so we want people to come forward if they see anything.

“I absolutely love the job, I am really passionate and my favourite part is feeling like I can make a difference.”

Sen. Sgt Smith said despite the renovations, Kwinana police were still operating a normal front-counter service from the demountable at the front of the building site.

After hours, the Kwinana Police Station staff will continue to operate in the local community.

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