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Andrew Hurst awarded Churchill Fellowship

Superintendent Andrew Hust has been awarded a Church Scholarship to study in the UK, the USA and Canada. Photo TWH

Bourke-based Commander of the Central North Police District, Superintendent Andrew Hurst has been awarded a Churchill fellowship, to study ways of reducing domestic violence in the community.

Under the fellowship program, Superintendent Hurst will travel to the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada to explore diversionary methods used in changing the behaviour of domestic violence offenders.

The project will explore three locations in England, North Carolina, Arizona and Alaska in the USA, and British Columbia in Canada.

Superintendent Hurst told the Western Herald that it was a great honour to be selected for this prestigious award from thousands of applicants from across Australia.

“I’m humbled by the Churchill Fellows that have come before me and I know there’s a great responsibility that comes with this award”, Supt Hurst said.

“Domestic violence is arguably the greatest social issue of our generation.

“Far too many domestic violence victims are re-assaulted by far too many domestic violence offenders.

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