New station opened
Updated: Apr 29, 2021
THE new Wedderburn police station would help maintain the tradition of police working closely with the community, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said last week.
Chief Commissioner Patton was joined by police from Loddon stations at the formal opening of the station.
He spoke of a back-to-basics approach to local policing, understanding community safety and local issues.
Cheif Commissioner Patton said the new station provided access and safety to officers and the community.
Although operational since December 2018, last week’s ceremony saw Acting Police And Emergency Services Minister Danny Pearson unveil a plaque before inspecting the station.
Mr Pearson said the station allowed for a well-resourced police presence and a safe working area.
“The police will always be part of this great community,” he said.
A smoking ceremony was conducted by Dja Dja Wurrung elder Paulie Ugle before the official opening that was also attended by Ripon MP Louise Staley.
New flags to fly outside the station were presented by Mr Pearson, Ms Staley and Ms Ugle.
Wedderburn is one of two 16-hour stations in the Loddon police cluster - the other being Inglewood - and includes one-man stations at Boort, Bridgewater, Pyramid Hill, Serpentine and Tarnagulla. A new station was announced by the Government in 2018 with construction in 2018.
Wedderburn has been a three-member station since 1987. The current officer-in-charge is Sgt Zac Bull, in the position since 2019.
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