There is a little bit of Maggie Doyle in Angela Newtown.
Like the fictitious Blue Heeler character on TV, she always wanted to be a country police woman.
Angela’s parents thought this was just a stage but she hasn’t grown out of it.
She will have been in the police force 10 years this September.
Snr Constable Newtown makes a little
history in Scone, in that she is the first policewoman to hold the position of lock-up keeper.
This is a special position in that Snr Constable Newtown quite literally lives at work.
“This is not that unusual though. Mostly the lock-up positions have been filled by men in the past, though Mel Googe holds the position in Merriwa,” Snr Constable Newtown said.
Making a little history is something she has done in the past.
Previously she worked at Buladelah, where she was the first female to be stationed in the town.
Keeping to her plan, she entered the police academy straight after school.
Upon graduation, she was posted to Waratah and then spent five and a half years at Buladelah before coming to Scone in March of this year.
Snr Constable Newtown clearly enjoys her job.
“I love country town policing, and being part of the community,” she said.