WHEN he first walked through the Armadale Police Station doors as a constable in 1990, Glenn Spencer had little inkling it would be the team he would lead almost 30 years later.
Following his initial posting at Armadale, Senior Sergeant Spencer had stints at the Gosnells, Cannington and Canning Vale stations before returning to Armadale in 2016 as the officer in charge.
After almost two years in the station’s top job, Sgt Spencer has decided to say goodbye to the community he has served for so long to accept an Inspector position in Mandurah.
He said he was proud of the work he had achieved during his tenure at Armadale.
“Some of the changes I implemented were dedicated foot patrols of the Armadale Central Business District, the introduction of bicycle patrols and the implementation of the Armadale Youth Intervention Project aimed at diverting youth at risk of entering an offending lifestyle,” he said.
“Working with the community was my focus and with the help of the City of Armadale, local businesses, other Government agencies and community groups like Neighbourhood Watch and the RoadWise committees, we made a significant impact on the perception of Armadale.
“Together we are changing the story of Armadale and showing people what a progressive and vibrant place it is becoming.
“After taking a well-earned break overseas, I start at the Mandurah District Office as an Inspector in June and I look forward to working with the community in Mandurah.
“A selection process is underway to find the best possible person to take over from me, to build on the recent success and continue to change the story.”