Ready to make a difference: Melissa Gibson, Ryan Jenkins, Courtney Briese and David Quinn outside Dalby police station.
Ready to make a difference: Melissa Gibson, Ryan Jenkins, Courtney Briese and David Quinn outside Dalby police station.

Ready to make a difference

FRESH faced and ready to make a difference, Dalby has welcomed four new police recruits this week.

Police constables Melissa Gibson, Ryan Jenkins, Courtney Briese and David Quinn are ready to leave their mark on the Dalby community.

“We are all really excited to just get out there and learn,” Const Gibson said.

“We’re finally putting all our training into action and really getting that first hand experience is what will really help us on the job.”

Dalby’s newest recruits were four out of 71 officer who were recently sworn into the Queensland Police Service.

“I think the class started with 82,” Mr Quinn laughed.

“A lot of the work we did in the academy reminded me a lot about school, I can see how it would throw some people off.”

Const Gibbson said the motivation for her to adorn the blue uniform came down to wanting to make a difference in the community.

“The structure is one thing, but having that sense of being here for something bigger than myself is what attracted me so much,” she said.

“The real job begins now, they can prepare you as much as they can in the academy, but over the next 12 months is where we will really learn what the job is all about.”

Mr Jenkins also stated that the police service felt like a new family for him.

“The environment is great, it really is like one big family”

While some of the new recruits are already looking into a long career in the service, they are just as happy knowing their foot is in the door.

“Until we experience something first hand, we won’t know where we want to go,” Const Briese said.

“We do get to do rotations through units, that will be a good opportunity to see what fits our personalities and what we are good at.”


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