KANIVA Police has welcomed its newest member. Senior Constable Peter Rose started at the station on May 29 after making the move from Horsham. He was in Horsham for 18 months, and before was in Ballarat for six years. "I wanted to make the move to Kaniva because I like the idea of getting into community policing and being proactive," he said. "Working at Ballarat was a very reactive role, so I'm looking forward to being a part of the community." READ MORE: Wimmera police say attracting officers was difficult, retention rate was strong Senior Constable Rose's appointment means Kaniva Police is now fully staffed, with Sergeant Darren Wright and Senior Constable Adrian Hoggett taking the number to three members. "So far it's been good. I've been driving around Kaniva and getting to know the town and the businesses," Senior Constable Rose said. "The thing I'm most excited about is getting out into the community and learning about what small town policing is all about." READ MORE: The key to policing solo Senior Constable Rose has moved to Kaniva with his partner and 12-year-old step-daughter. He also has two sons who live in Ballarat. Senior Constable Rose joined Victoria Police 12 years ago. Before that he was a greenskeeper, owning a Jim's Mowing franchise and working on golf courses. "I wanted a career change because greenskeeping was getting a bit stale. I applied for the police force when I was 18 but pulled out," he said. "I'm glad I didn't go through with it then because I was immature and life experience has benefited me." While you're with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox twice weekly from the Wimmera Mail-Times. To make sure you're up-to-date with all the news from across the Wimmera, sign up below.