Mallala Police Station will remain open for the foreseeable future.
Fears of permanent closure surfaced within the community last year after the station was left unmanned after Officer in Charge, Paul Bruggerman, took leave before his impending retirement. Police officers from neighbouring stations, in particular Two Wells, were covering any incidents, a station already busy within its area. Member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, presented a petition to parliament, signed by 450 members of the Mallala community requesting maintained/increased police resources in their district in late November last year.
Minister for Police, Corey Wingard, visited the Mallala Police Station on January 15 with Mr Ellis, and advised that although the station is still under review (as part of the State Government’s review into regional policing), closure of the station due to the retirement of Officer Bruggerman would not occur. Mallala residents have all breathed a sigh of relief, for now.