Leading Senior Constable Peter Taylor will start as Natimuk's new policeman on January 28.
He will live at the police residence and replaces Leading Senior Constable Kevin Hinge, who retired last year after an extended period of sick leave.
Leading Sen Const Taylor is currently at Dimboola Police Station, where he has worked since 1992.
He has 36 years' experience as a policeman, with stints in Melbourne and Horsham.
Leading Sen Const Taylor grew up at Nhill and attended school at Dimboola.
"I'm just a country policeman at heart and enjoy the country more than the city," he said.
"I enjoy it more, probably because I'm from the area.
"I have the ability to communicate with country people.
"I chose Natimuk because I have always wanted to go to a one-member police station."
Leading Sen Const Taylor said he would listen to Natimuk people's concerns.
"I will be there for them when I am needed," he said.
"Natimuk is a very quiet area; the crime rate seems to be particularly low.
"There does not appear to be any behavioural problems so that will make it much easier for me to work with the community.
"I hope to work together with people to ensure the crime rate stays low."
Leading Sen Const Taylor said people were welcome to visit him at Natimuk Police Station for a chat.
He said his interests included football and cricket, and he said hoped to play more golf at Natimuk.