Forty years of service

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Snr Const. Russell Tindall and his adoring wife Deb
Camera IconSnr Const. Russell Tindall and his adoring wife Deb Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Busselton police will celebrate Senior Constable Russell Tindall’s 40th year with WA Police this Easter and are urging motorists to be careful on our roads in an effort to prevent crashes.

Sen. Const. Tindall joined WA Police as a cadet in April 1979 and said he had seen many changes in crime prevention during his career.

“We’re more accountable than we’ve ever been now, we couldn’t operate the way we used to because there was so much to do when I started,” he said.

“When I was working in Roebourne I would arrest about 80 people a night.”

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He said police were now more in tune with the community, offering a more caring and co-operative approach where the solution was not always to make an arrest.

“We work in partnership with other governing bodies such as juvenile justice or schools and families of struggling kids,” he said. “I love the job, I love coming to work every day and I love the camaraderie,” he said.

Busselton police officer-in-charge Manus Walsh said the best Easter holiday was achieved by everyone making it home.

“Be diligent on the road, have a driving plan and be mindful of fatigue,” he said.

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