Mount Isa Station has welcomed a number of new officers in the past couple of weeks.
Originally from Toowoomba, First Year Constable (FYC) Jasmine Waller has completed a Bachelor in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in HR management.
She has also worked as an operations manager for a construction company, before working as an administrative officer for Policelink.
"I chose Mount Isa for a sea change, for the small town and community aspect, long term career goals and to experience rural policing," FYC Waller said.
FYC Daniel Lee was born in the United Kingdom. He lived in New Zealand before relocating to Australia, where he spent most of his time on the Sunshine Coast.
Prior to joining the QPS, he was an Officer Cadet in the Army and based in Canberra for a couple of years.
FYC Nicholas Grantz is originally from Goondiwindi. Prior to his career change, he worked as a retail manager.
"I chose to do my first year in Mount Isa, because I believe it is an extraordinary opportunity to experience policing in a rural environment and to be able to grow and develop from the challenges that come with it," FYC Grantz said.
FYC Tiama Munro is originally from Yeppoon. She moved to Brisbane in 2011 and had been working as an Industrial Relations Advisor for Dominos Pizza Enterprises Limited.
She says was excited for the opportunity to head west for work.
FYC Kayla Paroz has spent her whole life in Brisbane. She worked as an administration officer within the QPS for 18 months, prior to commencing academy. She studied a Bachelor of Justice, majoring in Criminology and Policing.
She chose Mount Isa so she could experience life outside of South East Queensland.
FYC Bethany Kendall is originally from Townsville, but has worked all over Australia as a dental nurse, including some volunteer dental nursing in Laos. Prior to this, she was a full time volunteer in Papua New Guinea, helping build relationships and trust with village elders.
She completed her first five months at Coomera station, before relocating to Mount Isa, as her fiance was confirmed to the station also.
Second year Constable Lincoln Leneham completed his first year of policing in the Logan District, at both Jimboomba and Brown Plains stations.
A born and raised Logan boy, he then joined the army and was required to relocate a number of times.
Within his six years with the army, he spent two years in Townsville, three years in Brisbane, six months in Darwin on a Border Protection Operation and his final twelve months back in Townsville.
Second year Constable Catherine Mycock completed her first year of policing on the Gold Coast. She worked at Broadbeach, Robina and Southport stations.
Originally from Manchester in England, Constable Mycock came here nine years ago to travel for twelve months and never left!
She managed a small business with a few stores around the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba areas, prior to joining the police.
"I chose to come to Mount Isa for a new Australian experience. To develop my career and see a different part of Queensland. I hope to try and get a secondment into the Tactical Crime Squad and also get some experience in the smaller communities," Constable Mycock
All of our new officers are enthusiastic about their new postings and are looking forward to serving the Mount Isa community.
When you see them out and about, please say hello and make them feel welcome.
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