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New Tasmania Police Recruits On Foodbank’s Festive Beat

Trainee constables Nathan Wheldon and Nikayla Roach packing hampers at Foodbank for the festive season. Picture: Luke Bowden
Trainee constables Nathan Wheldon and Nikayla Roach packing hampers at Foodbank for the festive season. Picture: Luke Bowden
Police recruits have taken a break from training to help out Tasmanians on struggle street.

About 30 trainee constables joined Foodbank Tasmania workers in Derwent Park today in packing more than 250 food boxes and hampers to distribute to charities across Tasmania.

Foodbank Tasmania supports about 200 Tasmanian welfare agencies, with demand particularly high at this time of year.

 

Recruit course director Sergeant Rod Stacey said it was a great opportunity for the recruits to help out in the community before they graduated on November 13.

“The recruits are set many challenges during their training, however they are training scenarios,” he said.

“Some people in our community face daily and sometimes overwhelming challenges — particularly in the lead-up to Christmas.”

Read more in The Mercury.

Volunteer Job Creep Debate Likely To Continue Due To Austerity

Retiring deputy chief constable says he has a great sense of pride in the structure of voluntary involvement in the police service.

Tensions over volunteers doing the work of formerly paid personnel will continue, an outgoing national lead has said. Durham Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks (pictured) is standing down after 30 years with the force in July.

Since 2010 he has been the national lead for specials – a role which developed into covering police support volunteers and he renamed “citizens in policing”.

Read more in Police Oracle.

Source: www.policeoracle.com