Policing in Injune: From Roma to the Range
IMAGINE a division that covers rocky mountains, deep gorges and has a major transport route running straight through the middle – welcome to Injune.
Injune is the gateway to the Carnarvon Gorge, utilised as a base camp for many tourist to explore the gorge and the surrounding national parks.
A major stopping point for grey nomads, long haul truck drivers and is in the heart of a thriving timber and cattle industry.
Sergeant Tony Randolph said a modern two man station with residents for both officers, provides a great work/life balance with opportunities to gain valuable experience towards promotion.
“Strong community engagement provide both good working partnerships with the community and rewards experiences for officers and family alike,” Sgt Randolph said.
“Injune is a great place to work and live.
“The location places you in the middle of some great outback experiences, natural wonders and is within an hour of the modern facilities and shopping in Roma.
“The diverse range of policing in the area allows for vastly different experiences from Highway activities, National Parks, rural policing and traditional residential and town related policing, this division provides expansive opportunities to enhance your policing skills.”
Policing history in the area tells the sad story of Senior Constable George Doyle who, along with Station Manager Albert Dahlke, were murdered near Mt Moffatt in 1902.
Today, a memorial stone marks the spot where they met their death.
“Recently, both Senior Constable Shaun De Their and I had the honour of attending National Police Remembrance Day at this site and laying a floral wreath, which was made by Shaun’s wife Fleur,” he said.