Campbelltown cops to face the chop for World's Greatest Shave

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Campbelltown Police Area Command Senior Constables David Blom and Nicole Winley are ready to take part in the World's Greatest Shave. Picture: Simon Bennett
HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Campbelltown Police Area Command Senior Constables David Blom and Nicole Winley are ready to take part in the World's Greatest Shave. Picture: Simon Bennett

A group of Campbelltown cops will soon sport a new look when walking up and down our streets.

Half a dozen officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command will brave the clippers and take part in the Leukemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave.

One of those ready to chop their locks is Senior Constable Nicole Winley.

Senior Constable Winley, who turns 33 this weekend, said she was the first Campbelltown cop to stick up their hand and volunteer for the shave.

The officer said she was inspired by a friend taking part in the World's Greatest Shave last year.

"I approached Senior Constable David Blom with the idea [to get involved] and he gave me a week to think about it," she said.

"I still wasn't sure on the final day, but then David called me a chicken - that prompted me to do it."

Senior Constable Winley, who has been based at Campbelltown for 18 months, said all of her hair would be chopped off.

"My hair is currently mid-way down my back and it's all going," she said.

"But I am glad that other officers are involved [in the shave], I'm a little less nervous now."

Senior Constable Blom is preparing to take part in his second successive World's Greatest Shave.

The 34-year-old said it felt "liberating" to shave his head at last year's event.

"I am not nervous to do it again, though my wife doesn't like it too much," Senior Constable Blom said.

"We all know someone who has been affected by cancer - that's why I encourage other people to get involved."

Senior Constable Blom said the Campbelltown PAC hoped to raise more than $5000.

"We raised that amount last year, but we have already raised $1000 this year," he said.

"All funds raised go towards the Leukemia Foundation for research into prevention, and to raise awareness about leukemia.

"It's also about team bonding and to build morale building."

The Campbelltown cops will undertake the World's Greatest Shave at Macarthur Square (opposite Gloria Jean's) on Thursday, March 14 at 10am.