New Superintendent Welcomed To Western Region
Warrnambool and the wider Western Region has welcomed a new Police Superintendent, with Martin Hardy taking up the role of Division 2 Commander for the Western Region.
Superintendent Hardy has moved to the South West from the Southern Metro Region, with his wife who is also a Veteran Police Officer.
After growing up in a regional farming environment in the Yarra Valley, he commenced working life as a plumber, before beginning his career with Victoria Police in 1987.
Stints in a range of departments followed, from uniform policing to criminal investigation, family violence, public order response and now as a superintendent.
"It's a big responsibility, it's an honour, an absolute privilege to be down here and to be appointed in to such a role" Superintendent Hardy said.
"South West basically takes in from Cape Otway through to the SA border, up to Casterton, Southern Grampians, Skipton and back down again"
"About 22,000 square kilometers in the patch so to speak, 24 police stations and just under 300 Police, so it's a big responsibility"