Camooweal police are thrilled with outcomes of their Positive Energy Exchange Training program.
The program is a community activity run by local police and open to anyone to become involved as a participant or supporter.
PEET involves sport and exercise, to help build personal resilience and a positive mindset.
Camooweal Officer in Charge Sergeant Amit Singh introduced the latest recruit to the program, Trenton Riley.
“Three weeks ago, Trenton asked me to help him turn his life around,” Sgt Singh said.
“I said, I will help you but you will need to make some sacrifices. No alcohol, no smoking, and no fighting in the street.”
“Trenton told me today that he hasn’t had alcohol for three weeks now and he has been training three times a week at Camooweal,” he said.
“We’ve had some days where it has been 43 degrees this summer so that’s a fantastic effort.”
Mr Riley’s new goals include competing in the boxing ring, and he has recently been employed by a fencing company.
“It’s hard work but good on Trenton, for moving forward with his life and setting himself up for the future,” Sgt Singh said.
“I’m very proud of him and keen to see him reach all of his goals”
Last month Camooweal police were presented with a donation of gym equipment, to contribute towards their health and fitness programs.
Representatives from the Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline project delivered the equipment
“Jemena has also been very supportive of Camooweal police Youth Engagement Program and Positive Energy Exchange Training ( PEET), through the donations of ice blocks to help youths join in the program,” Sgt Singh said.
“It is through partnerships like this, that Camooweal Police are able to do more with our community engagement programs.”