MERINO is back on the law enforcement map.
Leading Senior Constable Brent Reed and his partner have moved into the police house and he is getting himself settled into the station a week after moving to town.
The Merino station has been empty since Senior Constable Barry Judge retired in 2011.
Ldng Sen Const Reed jumped at the opportunity to move to Merino and take on the responsibility of running a one-man station.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, to have my own station,” he said.
“I grew up in a small town with a one man station.
“It’s good to be a presence within a community.”
During his 14 years with Victoria Police Ldng Sen Const Reed has “been everywhere”.
“I was at Corryong for 14 months before this vacancy came up,” he said.
“I’ve done a stint in East Timor with the Australian Federal Police.
“I’m a firearms instructor and the rest is general duties in Melbourne and the country.”
Ldng Sen Const Reed had been to Merino just once before moving to town last week.
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, December 25, 2013.