Sen. Sgt. Trevor Troy is moving on, and Sen. Sgt Glen Willers will take the reins until a new officer in charge is appointed.
After three years serving the community of Kwinana, Kwinana Police Station’s officer in charge Sen. Sgt Trevor Troy is moving on to crime investigation based at police headquarters in Perth.
Sen. Sgt Troy began with Kwinana police in March 2008 and sees the height of his achievement as his involvement with community groups like Neighbourhood Watch and Emergency Services.
‘‘However, I didn’t do it alone, there are so many people who helped behind the scenes to reduce the high rates of crime in the area when I first started,’’ he said.
Another achievement is the program to keep children in school.
‘‘Intervention through this program has seen a lot of kids return and stay in school,’’ he said.
Sen. Sgt Troy will be leaving a legacy he hopes will continue.
‘‘Through lobbying by myself and the crime prevention officer, hopefully a new program will be established where police and others will talk to students and staff at schools about the justice process for offending children and their rights.’’
He said his time at Kwinana had been rewarding but it was time for change.
‘‘It’s been a great experience with many successes but it’s time for a new face. Managing is like coaching, you need to recognise that a time comes for new ideas and freshness,’’ he said.
Sen. Sgt Troy said there were so many he wished to thank but was particularly grateful to Neighbourhood Watch chair Nick Booth, Kwinana Council’s community safety officer Julienne Tanner and the Department of Housing and Works’ Michelle Stevens, along with staff and students from Gilmore College.
His sincerest gratitude, however, went out to the entire community of Kwinana.
‘‘It’s pleasing to see the hard work the community at large has put in to make a difference for the youth of Kwinana.’’Sen. Sgt. Glen Willers will be holding the fort until a new OIC is appointed in a few weeks time.