89.3FM 2GLF broadcast live from the event as part of our regular programming. Listen again to interviews from the broadcast and video highlights by scrolling down the page.
Three thousand people attended Fairfield High School for the 2012 NSW Police Recruitment & Community Engagement Day on Saturday (September 8th). It is the second time the Fairfield Local Area Command has held the popular community event.
The Police Helicopter take-off and landing was eagerly watched as it secured centre stage in the middle of the oval. Just as popular was the Dog Squad displaying some impressive dog tricks and horses from the NSW Police Mounted Unit. Find out more below in our interviews from the day.
Other specialised units in attendance included the Riot Squad, the Water Police and Police Rescue.
Sessions were also held for people interested in joining the police force and the process on getting into the Police Academy along with course information from high education providers. The recruitment tent had one of the biggest queues on the day. The Police were also keen to speak to people from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Age is no barrier either.
Fairfield Commander, Superintendent Peter Lennon, said the event achieved all of its objectives. “It was a relaxed day which enabled the public to interact directly with police and gain insights and information about a variety of limitless career opportunities within the NSW Police Force,Supt Lennon said.
“In addition to the career information, the event had something for everyone, with attendees enjoying a range of local entertainment, international food tasting, rides and giveaways.”
“The day was undoubtedly a success, and I am confident that a number of future police officers and other employees will one day be able to say this event was the deciding factpolor in their career choice to join NSW Police,” Supt Lennon said.
For more information about joining the Police Force vist: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment
Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas
Encouraging people from multicultural backgrounds to consider a police career
Superintendent Peter Lennon – Fairfield Local Area Commander
In the first half hour, 400 have come through the gate
Ece Hasan – Crime Prevention Office Fairfield Local Area Command
Ece discusses Neighborhood Watch and the role Police play in Crime Prevention
Guy Zangari MP – State Member for Fairfield
It can only happen in Fairfield – Guy talks about the Fairfield Community
Jonathan Smith – Crew Member PolAir3 (Police Chopper)
Inside PolAir3 – the Police’s eye in the sky
Sargent Karen Owen – Mounted Unit Patrol
Karen has spent 30 years in the Police talks about inner workings of the Mounted Unit Patrol
Tony Malone – General Manager Recruitment
I am very proud that the Police recruitment tent has the biggest line.
Highlights (NSW Police Video)
PolAir3 – Departing Fairfield High School