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Are you walking the beat or behind the desk?

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I was recently looking back through some old photos and came across a photo of my Swearing in as a Queensland Police Officer back some 25 years ago. They were great memories and made me reflect on the huge amount of training and study that went into getting me to that point.

It made me think about how amazing it was to get to that point. But also the harsh challenge that we were not trained to just get to the swearing in ceremony but for a greater cause. We couldn’t just get our uniform on, strap a gun to our side, get our badge in the pocket and then sit behind a desk. We went through that significant process to leave the Police Station. Read More