Continuing her duty with Queensland Police Service, Renee Hanrahan has filled the position of Senior Sergeant Officer in Charge of Mount Isa.
With 15 years of QPS experience, Senior Sergeant Hanrahan had previously worked in the Logan and Cairns districts before moving to the North West.
In her role she is responsible for the day-to-day and long term running and policing of the Mount Isa Police Station and will collaborate with other Officers In Charge across divisions in the North West.
A meet and greet was held for Senior Sergeant Hanrahan on Monday October 10 where she met different individuals and community organisations.
“The first thing to do is establish partnerships within the community. I think it is an important step, therefore whatever needs to be done will be much easier if we work together,” she said.
As problems arise, partnering with other agencies and tackling the problems together will make the community a safer place.Renee Hanrahan
“As problems arise, partnering with other agencies and tackling the problems together will make the community a safer place.”
Hanrahan said she brings a strong community focus to Mount Isa.
“I have a strong believe of we can only do the police work that the community allows us to do,” she said.
“I also take pride in professionalism and service that we give the community so that they are on side with us when we need them the most.”
Arriving in Mount Isa on Saturday October 8, Hanrahan said colleagues were very welcoming.
“Everyone has been very excited as it is always good to fill leadership roles on the ground level for the troupes,” she said.
“Mount Isa has got a great leadership team here and now to have more stability since Senior Sergeant Colin Henderson left will benefit the service.”
Senior Sergeant Hanrahan said her family would be relocating to Mount Isa in the coming weeks and she looked forward to sharing the experience of outback Queensland with her partner and two daughters.