Wundowie welcomes new police chief with passion for the regions

The Wundowie region has a new face of law enforcement, with Sergeant Sarah Clark joining the team as the station's new officer in charge.

Sergeant Clark, who started her policing career in the metropolitan area at Cannington Police Station in the early 2000s, moved into the position a month ago after South Hedland.

The new head cop said she was looking forward to continuing to work down by out-going officer in charge Sergeant Jamie Cresswell.

"The work so far that's been done in Wundowie leaves me with some big shoes to fill, but I hope to continue and build on the great work that my team have achieved so far," Sergeant Clark said.

"Since arriving last month, we have continued to target those doing harm in our community, already executing numerous warrants with the help of our colleagues at Toodyay.

"We've managed to return property to victims of burglaries, and laid several charges in relation to drugs and weapons offences.

"We rely a lot on information from the community so I would encourage anyone with information about illegal drugs, suspicious activity or driving related incidents to contact Crime Stoppers or your local police."

The Sergeant who has had postings in Kalgoorlie, Eucla, Narrogin and Northam said there was an appeal in working in regional communities.

"I have always loved working in regional WA - it just provides so many great experiences and opportunities," she said.

"The people and the community spirit are what appeals the most and since arriving here, I have met some very supportive and community minded people.

"The opportunity to join the local Wundowie school board and get involved in some of the upcoming events really helps us get involved and be a part of the town.

"The Wundowie Iron Festival is coming up soon and we look forward to participating in a pretty unique event."

Sergeant Clark said in her now role road safety would be a priority.

"We will continue to be out there on the highways and back streets, with a zero tolerance on alcohol and speeding and failing to belt up," she said.

"The Wheatbelt has a disproportionate amount of serious crashes so that will continue to be a focus for us.

"We will also be keeping an eye hot spots around town for hoon behaviour as well."