As a week had past after a specialist police officer was shot through the shoulder on the hunt for New South Wales' most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, without any sign of the search concluding soon I decided to make the more than 400km trip up to Nowendoc in the states North West. As I turned off the Thunderbolt Way in to town I was confronted with massive scale police command post where officers from across the state have called home for the past week.
Officers from the State Protection Group, State Protection Support Group, Tactical Operations Unit and Dog Squad lead the front line search through dense bushland with over head support by way of two Police Airwing helicopters as well as a dedicated group of State Crime Command Homicide Detectives whom among others lead the operations from the command post.
Whilst media access to the search area was impossible the command post still provide some interesting visuals, however due to operational requirements the identities of the officers involved in the search must be concealed and as such all faces are pixelated.
|NO ENTRY - As close as the general public can get to the operation.|
A special thanks must go out to the Nowendoc community for their hospitality, especially the Nowendoc Tennis Club who handed over keys to their shed (And the tea/coffee contained within it) to the media to use as a temporary work station and shelter from the elements. Also thanks to Daniel Irwin for this picture of me editing on the billiards table inside the Tennis Club.