Familiar face to the force joins ranks at Young Police Station

Acting Superintendent of Hume Police District John Klepczarek, Constable Matthew Glanville and Constable Natalie Booth. Photo: Peter Guthrie
Acting Superintendent of Hume Police District John Klepczarek, Constable Matthew Glanville and Constable Natalie Booth. Photo: Peter Guthrie

Young's new police constable Matthew Glanville is a new face to town, but a familiar face to the NSW Police Force.

Constable Glanville has rejoined the ranks after leaving the force and working a few years as a corrective services officer.

Assistant Commissioner Dean Smith conducted a virtual Oath of Office over the phone from Wollongong to Young Police Station on Wednesday, July 29.

Acting Superintendent of Hume Police District John Klepczarek visited Young to witness constable Glanville be sworn in as a NSW Police officer.

Mr Klepczarek said a virtual Oath of Office was uncommon, however was necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will also allow constable Glanville to swiftly join the ranks at Young.

"We're really happy to have an experience constable ready to hit the ground running here in Young," Acting Superintendent John Klepczarek said.

Constable Glanville grew up in Quakers Hill, a suburb of Sydney, graduated from the Goulburn Police Academy in late 2012 and was appointed to Castle Hill.

He spent three years in the city before moving west to Condobolin where he spent a further two years before leaving the NSW Police Force in late 2017.

After a few years working in community services, constable Glanville is now sworn back in as a police officer and will have his first day rostered on in early August.

"I originally joined the NSW Police Force in December 2012," he said.

"I've recently moved to Young and decided to rejoin. I started a rejoining program and here I am."

Mr Glanville says he's become familiar with the area over the past few months and has spent time in Young with family.

Outside work he enjoys playing music and going to the gym.

There to witness the Oath of Office on Wednesday was Officer in Charge of Yass Police Station Dave Cowell who was also there for Constable Glanville's first day, stationed at Castle Hill in 2012 when Mr Glanville graduated from the Gouburn Police Academy.

Constable Natalie Booth and Mr Glanville's family members also witnessed the short ceremony.