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Police Rangers help out and have fun in Highgate

Published: August 31, 2020 12:00am

Armadale and Subiaco Police Rangers visited the WA Police Historical Society Museum in Highgate this month to carry out cleaning and maintenance on saddles and other leather gear.

Historical Society President Dave MacDonald said this was the first visit to the museum since COVID-19 began, as the restrictions had been strictly enforced.

“The visit was arranged by Armadale Leader Ben Boekholt and Det SC Jennie Jannings from Subiaco,” he said. “It was pleasing to again see Sgt James McLaren inspiring the Armadale Rangers as he always does.” The combined groups got to work, before taking a tour of the museum and enjoying a sausage sizzle.

“A good day was had by all, the Rangers really enjoyed themselves and had some fun,” Mr MacDonald said. “As always, their assistance was greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing them or other Ranger groups again soon.”

Police Rangers is an adventure-based, youth development activity, funded by Cadets WA and operated by the Western Australian Police Force and PCYC. Police Rangers is open to all young people of high school age – not just those interested in becoming a Police Officer.

The program is designed to increase self-confidence, team-building skills and self-esteem. Police Rangers learn first aid and other emergency skills and take part in bushcraft, survival procedures, abseiling, climbing, exploring, orienteering, drill techniques, archery, bushwalking, camping and much more.