Two days in the life of Sergeant McCrann

THE public get the chance to find out how policemen go about their business next week.

Bendigo police's Sergeant Mick McCrann will allow people to join him on his daily duties via Facebook and through the media on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20.

He will post hourly updates on the Eyewatch-Bendigo Police Service Area during his 7am to 3pm shift.

Sergeant McCrann was part of a similar live-feed on the page in August.

On that day, he attended a four-car crash, a gas leak and arrested a woman who broke into a Kennington house.

“I don’t expect a repeat of that, but it could happen,” Sergeant McCrann said.

“We had fantastic feedback last time.

"A lot of people are excited to be part of it again.”

Sergeant McCrann said the initiative gave people a unique insight into what police deal with every day.

“It’s an opportunity to engage with the community," he said.

He also said the exercise would help dispel some of the myths of policing.

“It conveys to the public what police are actively doing every day," he said. 

"It’s an unknown and sometimes misrepresented job sometimes.

"People only call on the police when something bad happens and they associate us with that.

"But we do a lot of different things over the course of a day.

"People really aren't aware of what we do on a day-to-day basis."

The feed will also include what happens at the start of shift and during changeover.

Sergeant McCrann encouraged Bendigonians to like the Facebook page.

He hopes the page, which currently has 4200 followers, can push the 5000 mark.

"We want to get to 5000 likes," he said. 

"We really hope people get behind this.

"We want them to like and share the page and join in with me next week.

"It'll be really exciting."

The Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/eyewatchbendigopsa.

ON THE ROAD: Bendigo's Sergeant Mick McCrann is inviting people to follow his day on Facebook.

ON THE ROAD: Bendigo's Sergeant Mick McCrann is inviting people to follow his day on Facebook.