Hitting the beat in Two Wells is new Officer in Charge (OIC) at Two Wells Police Station, Kimberly Bambery.
Kimberly replaces long-serving officer, Grant Devlin, who held the position for 18 years, and comes to Two Wells after spending the last 18 months policing at Port Wakefield.
Before that she was stationed at Peterborough for two years and began her career in Port Adelaide.
A “born and bred” beachside city girl, Kimberly said she is loving spending time in country South Australia and is excited about getting to know the community of Two Wells and surrounds.
“Working in Port Wakefield I already have a fair knowledge of the Plains area,” she said.
“Also playing netball locally has helped with that.
“I look forward to the country vibe, the friendly community and the challenges that policing a larger area bring with it.”
Kimberly has had a very busy first few weeks but has hit the ground running.
With the support of two other police officers at the Two Wells Station in Joshua Silvy and Gary Wills, her role includes overseeing the daily running of the station, dealing with any large community issues that may arise and day-to-day general police work.
Kimberly is aware the Two Wells township is growing and set to more than double in coming years but believes this brings opportunities for everyone.
“The growing population in Two Wells is great for the area but going to obviously bring increased work for us at the police station,” she said. “The greatest challenge I’ve encountered so far is having to battle the long line to get my lunch at the bakery the other day haha.
“I’m really looking forward to this next chapter in my policing career.
“I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to the community, along with a few new ideas.
“I plan to be here for a fair while and I can’t wait to meet and get to know as many locals as I can.”