Lachlan Local Area Command invited local community leaders to get a taste of aspects of police work as part of an initiative to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of policing. The second Community Awareness of Policing Program in Local Area Commands (CAPP in LACs) was held at Parkes Police Station recently.
Participants in the program experienced various aspects of police work, including highway patrol, defensive tactics, criminal investigation and forensics. “CAPP in LACs is an exciting community engagement project that offers the opportunity for our community leaders to get to know us and the diverse range of services we have to offer,” said Lachlan Local Area Commander, Superintendent Chris Taylor.
“The program provides members of the community a chance to experience what it is like to be a police officer. It is a real eyeopener, showcasing the varied and complex duties of policing.”
Participants included Councillor Chris Roylance, representing Forbes Shire and the Forbes Business Chamber; Councillor Barbara Newton, Deputy Mayor of Parkes Shire; Stefanie Loader, Managing Director, NorthParkes Mines; Jenny Doecke, Aboriginal Medical Service, Murrin Bridge; Michael Ostler, Principal of Parkes East Public School and Councillor Dennis Brady, Lachlan Shire.