My Place

Brimbank Inspector Rajitha Tillekeratne. (Supplied)

After years spent with the north western metro Police, Rajitha Tillekeratne has made the move to Brimbank, as the local area commander. He is excited to meet the community and get to work on pressing issues, he speaks with Gerald Lynch about his journey.

What is your connection to Brimbank?

I have not previously worked in Brimbank, however I used to live in Caroline Springs many years ago. As such I am very familiar with the area.

What do you enjoy most about the area?

As a migrant to Australia, I enjoy the multiculturalism and diversity of the local community.

Why did you become an inspector?

I like the responsibility that comes with the position and also the ability to provide leadership to a fantastic work force.

What do you hope to achieve as the new Brimbank inspector?

I want to work very closely with the local community and stake holders to ensure that the community concerns are heard and actioned. I also want to enhance the community trust of police.

What do you do on your time off from work?

I like to spend time with my family, read and travel.

What is one thing about you that people would be surprised to learn?

That I was a pretty handy rugby union player.

What do you want the community to know about you?

I want the community to know that I am going to work hard to ensure that Brimbank is a safe place for them to live and raise their families. I also want them to know that I am always willing to listen to their issues and concerns and that they are welcome to get in touch with me to discuss any issues.