Narrogin’s top cop John Bouwman moving on after five years in the role

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Senior Sergeant John Bouwman is leaving Narrogin after five years.
Camera IconSenior Sergeant John Bouwman is leaving Narrogin after five years. Credit: Kellie Balaam /Narrogin Observer

Narrogin’s top cop for the past five years, John Bouwman, has come to the end of his time in charge of the town’s police station.

After five years as Narrogin’s officer-in-charge, Senior Sergeant Bouwman has taken up a role in the State Operations Centre in Perth.

He will be replaced by Sergeant Shannon McGeown from Albany.

Sen. Sgt Bouwman said it would be hard saying goodbye to the Narrogin community.

“I’ve worked with some great people here in Narrogin, it has been a privilege,” Sen. Sgt Bouwman said.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time working in a great community.

Sen. Sgt Bouwman said he felt it was time to tackle a new challenge.

“I’ve been here five years so it was time for a change,” he said.

“Working in State Operations is something I’ve never done before and I was keen to go and have a look.”

The Narrogin community will be in good hands with Sgt McGeown, according to the outgoing OIC.

“There are some excellent people working here in the station,” Sen. Sgt Bouwman said.

“They are keen, motivated people that are very committed to providing the best service they can to the community.

“Shannon will be a great addition to that team and I’ve got confidence he will do well.

“He was keen and happy to take the appointment and the community will benefit from him being here.”

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