Hendy Cowan

Hendy Cowan


    Former Navy chief to chair Safer W.A. Council (with pic)

    25/09/2000 12:00 AM

    Former Commanding Officer of the Stirling Naval base, Commodore Bob Trotter, has been appointed chair of the SAFER W.A. Council - the Government’s peak law and order advisory body on crime prevention and crime reduction strategies.

    Deputy Premier and co-chair of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Law and Order, Hendy Cowan, announced Commodore Trotter’s appointment today.

    Mr Cowan said he was pleased Commodore Trotter had accepted the position as the former Navy senior executive brought significant experience to the position.

    “SAFER W.A. is a major focus in the Coalition Government’s fight against crime,” Mr Cowan said.

    “It has three goals - preventing crime, reducing crime and tackling the causes of crime.

    “ To do this SAFER W.A. builds partnerships between the State Government, local councils, the community and the police.

    “Commodore Trotter has an excellent background in chairing and participating in committees and seeking the views of the community.”

    Commodore Trotter said he was looking forward to the role.

    “I recognise that SAFER W.A. plays an important role in many communities in finding local solutions to local crime problems,” he said.

    Mr Cowan also announced that local magazine publisher, 22-year-old Jamie Huber, had been appointed the youth representative on the council.

    Mr Huber replaces Grant Jones, who resigned this month to pursue business opportunities overseas.

    Mr Huber is the proprietor of the Hype Magazine, which employs about 10 staff and has recently launched Fresh Magazine in Sydney and Melbourne.

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    Members of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Law and Order, including Deputy Premier and committee co-chair Henry Cowan (front right); Minister for Police Kevin Prince, Minister for Family and Children's Services June van de Klashorst, Minister for Local Government Paul Omodei and Attorney General Peter Foss congratulated Cmdr Trotter (front left) on his appointment.