Transit Officer Profile - Alan

Alan - Transit Officer

As a Transit Officer, what are the best things about your job?

I like the fact that I’m based at a station that is over 100 years old and have a good team of Transit Officers to work with. Fremantle is an interesting and diverse place to work and although we have our routines, every day offers someone or something a little bit different. Security on trains and public transport has a history dating back to the late 1800’s in Western Australia and I’m happy to be a part of that unique and important role.

Why did you decide to be a Transit Officer?

After leaving the Army in 1996 I was looking for a bit of a change, so after about a month or so I started in the job as a railway special constable. I really liked what I’d become involved in and the challenges and opportunities it presented so decided to make it a career of it. Becoming a Transit Officer isn’t easy and the role has become a much sought after one so I’m glad that I definitely made the right decision when I did.

What one word would you use to describe yourself?

There are probably a few appropriate ones, but I like to think that I'm a little nostalgic.

Describe the most interesting experience you have ever had.

It’s a bit hard to nail this one down really, but travelling through places like Cambodia and Vietnam have been fantastic experiences. Getting bitten by a monkey wasn’t so good, but it’s a funny story nonetheless. 

What is one thing about you few people know?

I like to collect Batman comics and enjoy going to events such as SupaNova and ComicCon.

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

I like to spend my spare time with family and friends, but I also enjoy surfing and a bit of online gaming.

Ask me about…

Batman Comics, Cosplay, my extensive collection of Transit Officer badges, and the mysterious Smartrider Man!