Sergeant Kevin Davidson is now in charge at the Mosgiel
Police Station. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
It is homecoming of sorts for Mosgiel's top cop.
It has been no secret that Sergeant Kevin Davidson has wanted
Mosgiel as a station.
And the reason?
''It is because I live here. I have lived here for 30
Sgt Davidson, who has spent the past 15 years working as the
Youth Aid sergeant in Dunedin, said he was familiar with the
Mosgiel area, as his children went to local schools and
through his involvement with sporting clubs.
Recent restructuring meant the Mosgiel station moved from a
senior sergeant to a sergeant-managed station.
That change gave an opportunity for Sgt Davidson to work in
the town, and he will also be responsible for uniformed staff
at Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Waikouaiti, Port Chalmers and
He was adamant he would not be desk-bound in his new job, and
had already pounded the pavement, introducing himself to
''The job won't change, as far as I am concerned. Mosgiel has
always had a strong community support for policing and we
intend to keep it that way.
''The more we can foster and develop that the better.''
It was too soon to comment on any issues facing the area.
''I just want to get get the lie of the land. It has been a
while since I have been out here''.
''I just want to have a chat with people and find out their
He stressed that the station operated an open door policy and
residents were more than welcome to call in to discuss any