Cops on fun mission for kids

Narrogin Observer
Members of all emergency services will be in attendance tomorrow.
Camera IconMembers of all emergency services will be in attendance tomorrow. Credit: Picture: Narrogin police, Narrogin Police.

Kids in the community will have the chance tomorrow to play basketball and laser tag with local police and also meet members of WA police specialist units.

The free community event will start at 10am tomorrow at the skate park in Gnarojin Park, with officers from the motorcycle, mounted and canine units making the trip down from Perth.

Narrogin police’s Sergeant Heidi Melia said the event was a chance for kids in town to have positive interactions with police, as well as local firefighters and paramedics.

“It’s a free community event that’s being run by the Narrogin Blue Light unit; the aim is to get the kids to have a fun time out with police and the emergency services on the last day of the school holidays,” Sgt Melia said.

“We want the kids to have some positive experiences with the police and the emergency services.

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“It’s an opportunity to have some fun and see that we’re just normal people, maybe provide some inspiration about career opportunities.”

While the event isn’t restricted to Aboriginal children, it does fall in line with WA Police’s renewed effort to build positive relationships with Aboriginal communities, including the creation of an Aboriginal Affairs Division in October and the division’s Aboriginal strategic pathways launched this month.

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