New female ACLO for Richmond LAC
ROS STEN is the first female Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) to join the Richmond Local Area Command in eight years.
Mrs Sten joins Lester Moran and Noel King in the command’s Crime Management Unit (CMU).
Mr Moran has been an ACLO for 20 years and Mr King for 10.
Mrs Sten said she was looking forward to working closely with the community and recognised the significance of her role as a woman.
“The community needs a female in all these identified roles to maintain the protocols back to the community for women’s and men’s business,” she said.
“I want to work at the grass roots level and this position is an important support mechanism between the police and the community.”
Mrs Sten was born and raised in Lismore and is a member of the Bundjalung Elders Council.
Before taking on the new role this week, Mrs Sten was Aboriginal Student Support Officer with TAFE.
Crime co-ordinator Sergeant Jackie Lilley said Mrs Sten, Mr Moran and Mr King brought invaluable knowledge to the Richmond LAC.
“They all have vast experience and knowledge of the local area,” Sgt Lilley said.
“And each one of them is a respected member of the Aboriginal community.”
Sgt Lilley said that under the Aboriginal Strategic Direction 2011, the ACLOs would help the police move forward and meet significant objectives.