Mornington Island Station has welcomed four new police officers over the last two months, bringing with them a range of unique qualities with varying backgrounds in military, teaching, sales and mining.
The officers bring with them partners, who will also be working in the community and children who will be attending Mornington Island State School.
Constable Windsor Suen completed the First Year Constable (FYC) program at The Gap and Ferny Grove stations. Prior to attending the QPS academy, Constable Suen lived in NSW and worked as a PE teacher and warehouse manager.
You may recognise him from a recent story on the Queensland Police Service (QPS) social media pages, featuring an entertaining re-enactment photo from his younger days.
Constable Ah Kuoi completed the FYC program at Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley stations. Prior to policing, he was a FIFO worker as a HDPE Geomembrane Technician.
Constable Ah Kuoi said he is enjoying his time on the island having learnt so much already in such a short time.
“My family is enjoying life on the island and every day they look forward to meeting new people and learning more about the indigenous people of Mornington Island,” Constable Ah Kuoi said.
Constable Suter also completed the FYC program at Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley stations and prior to policing, he worked in sales for about 10 years living in both Switzerland and Sydney.
Acting Senior Constable Tiraa previously worked at Springwood Police Station and was in the military police for the Royal New Zealand Air Force for six years, before relocating to Brisbane to attend the QPS academy at Oxley.
Senior Constable Tiraa decided to apply for Mornington Island, to assist with her short and long term career goals and to experience a completely different style of policing.
Her children are also enjoying learning about their new community and are busy attending community events.
“I am a true believer in personal growth and life experience, which is best achieved outside of one’s comfort zone,” Acting Senior Constable Tiraa said.
We welcome our new officers to the team and wish them all the best with their new positions… and with their fishing lessons!
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