Senior Sergeant Mark Norrish (or ‘Norro’ as affectionately known by his staff) is the Officer in Charge of Wynnum Police Station.
Senior Sergeant Norrish has been a police officer for over 25 years and has mainly worked in the Brisbane Metropolitan areas and has spent some time serving in Mackay. He has worked in various positions in different units and his experience is diverse. He has previously worked at Wynnum Station, Capalaba Station, Dunwich Station and more recently was the Officer in Charge at Carina Station. Senior Sergeant Norrish started as the Officer in Charge (OIC) at Wynnum Station in June 2012.
“The position as OIC gives me great satisfaction due to the diverse issues that arise in the community and the direct influence I can have in resolving these issues,” Senior Sergeant Norrish said.
“The role of the community is integral in all aspects of policing and this is one element that is heartening to see in an area such as Wynnum. I’m a Wynnum local through and through which is why I love policing in the area.
“The crew here at Wynnum station are enthusiastic with a lot of experience. Many of which are also locals and we also look forward to welcoming some new First Year Constables to the District when they graduate from the Academy in March.”
The Wynnum Police Division covers from the Port of Brisbane to the Gateway Bridge down to Lota, Manly West, Manly, Wakerley, Wynnum, Wynnum North, Wynnum West, Hemmant and Tingalpa. There are 38 police officers plus a Community Beat officer at Tingalpa and another Beat officer at Hemmant.
Senior Sergeant Norrish is also keen to see more Neighbourhood Watch Groups in the Wynnum area as they are proven to be effective in crime prevention and strengthening our communities. If you are interested in forming a Neighbourhood Watch in your area contact the Wynnum District Crime Prevention Co-ordinators on 3308 8181 to find our more of visit www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/nhwq/
You can contact the Wynnum Police Station 24hrs a day on 3308 1800.