BRENDAN Moore saw a career with the potential for excitement when he became a police officer.
More than 20 years on and the thrill of the chase continues as he embarks on his biggest role to date.
Mr Moore will be the new officer in charge of Perth Police Station from December 1, when the WA police restructure takes effect.
‘I’m not so much hung up on the title as I am on the opportunity to hopefully influence and engage the new approach, which involves us to be more proactive with the community, look at underlying causes of crime and target those issues that are resource intensive for us instead of band-aiding the issue,’ Senior Sergeant Moore said.
‘The biggest challenge will still be the Northbridge entertainment precinct. It is an ongoing issue and we will be looking at new ways to reduce antisocial behaviour.’
Snr Sgt Moore started his training aged 20 at the Maylands Police Academy.
After graduating, he spent about five years working in various locations in the metro area. Newly married, he then headed to the country for 19 years and later returned to Perth with three kids.
Snr Sgt Moore said it was the opportunity to move around and experience new challenges that kept the excitement alive.
‘I was in some diverse locations from Mid-West, the North-Eastern Goldfields to the South-West.
‘It offered excitement and lifestyle.’
Snr Sgt Moore said his first point of attention in the new job would be to implement new technology such as Facebook and legislation opportunities.