New Camooweal Police Officer in Charge Sergeant Amit Singh (“Singhy” to all and sundry) is determined to get local police involved in the community.
Among his new initiatives are “Cuppa with Sergeant Singhy”, a pledge to visit all the remote stations in his division, have a cuppa with the families and build a positive relation with them.
Sergeant Singh said he would also explain to these families that he and the QPS value their commitment to provide for the nation, and greatly value their commitment to help police with search and rescue missions. Police will also educate station workers about the dangers of drink driving and speak about White Ribbon Day and how we all can help stop violence against woman. They will also engage with the children at the stations and provide information about policing and make a positive impression and play a bit of footy.
Other recent initiatives include the Annual Charity Cricket Match at Avon Downs Police Station on July 22.
The annual charity cricket match between Queensland Police vs Northern Territory Police raised funds to support RFDS. This year Sgt Singh and Acting Senior Const Adrian Solah made the team with the help of camooweal community members but lost the game.
However Sgt Singh is encouraging all the cricket players in QPS to come forward and help take back the shield next year. “It’s a great event, for a great cause,” he said.
In July 25 there was also the first elders yarn day organised by Camooweal Police.
Camooweal police will be organising monthly yarn days at the station to share old stories with the elders and the elders can also share their concerns regarding any policing issues
Several elders attended the first day to meet Singhy and welcome him to the community.
"”It was an awesome day and everyone had a positive experience,” Sgt Singh said. “The elders were pleased to be invited to the event and share their old stories.
Camooweal Police also engaged in NAIDOC day celebrations a day later with AS Const Solah at Camooweal State School. The event started with a welcome to country by two school staff members. There was face painting, dream time storytelling, arts and crafts, necklace making, and yummy food. About 100 people attended this event. The event was organised by the school and they did a wonderful job.