Meet Senior Constable Danelle Fricker – a Forensic Investigation Officer in the Wheatbelt District. Born in Narembeen Hospital, Danelle is Wheatbelt born and bred.
Looking back, her great grandfather was the first pioneer of the town of Narembeen, arriving in November 1910. He was issued the first farm allotment and also acted as the areas coroner for a number of years. Danelle’s grandfather and then father farmed that same land until 1985. She grew up on the farm and did her schooling there until going to boarding school in Perth.
After seeing her cousin join the job, Danelle was inspired to do the same. At age 29 she graduated from the WA Police Force Academy and after a short stint in Perth, returned to her home town of Narembeen as a general duties police officer. She now proudly serves as the Forensic Investigation Officer in the Wheatbelt District.
Late last year, the town of Narembeen named a street after her family’s name – in honour of her pioneering great grandfather and the contribution the following generations of Fricker’s have made to the Wheatbelt community.