Manning Great Lakes Police District Commander Superintendent Shane Cribb doesn't hide his passion for NSW Police Legacy or the new inspired walkway to the entrance of Taree Police Station.
At the officially opening of the police station on June 25, Supt Cribb unveiled the Police Legacy Walk. Pavers along the walkway were etched with the names of Taree officers both past and present, members of the NSW Police Force and the Taree community as part of a fund raiser for NSW Police Legacy.
"I'm pretty passionate about Police Legacy, I think they do a great service for our current and past serving police officers," Supt Cribb said.
The initiative raised $17,666, which was presented to NSW Police Legacy chairman Detective Superintendent Gary Merryweather at the opening.
Supt Cribb said the walkway will maintain the history of the police station for generations to come.
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"It was about recognising people in Taree," Supt Cribb said.
"I'm hoping in 130 to 150 years from now when the police station is either being rebuilt or demolished, a grandchild or a great grandchild picks up the paver and says 'my pop was working in Taree all these years ago'."
Supt Cribb was disappointed those directly involved with the project weren't able to attend the ceremony.
"I'm hoping to send a letter to everyone who purchased a paver and invite them back for a morning tea," he added.