Ask me about
- Finding my passion later in life
- How 'intelligence' is gathered
- The many career pathways in the Queensland Police Service
- International Experience
- Regional Background
My role as a police officer with the Queensland Police Service provides me the opportunity to serve and protect my community.
I decided to join the police ‘late in life’ after I had been thinking about doing it for ages. It just goes to show you are never too old to find out what you love doing and to pursue your dreams. I completed my police recruit course and started working as a general duties police officer, which is the type of police officer the community will see on a day-to-day basis.
I then progressed into a specialisation and am now a Senior Intelligence Officer. Intelligence is fun because I get paid to be a nosey nerd.
About my role
The role of a police officer is to protect and serve the community in all parts of the state of Queensland. This profession is not for the light-hearted as it is fast paced, challenging, but also extremely rewarding. There are many career pathways within the Queensland Police Service and some of these pathways include specialist roles. One of these specialist roles is the role of an intelligence officer.
The role of an intelligence officer is to gather data and information and analyse it to develop a picture or understanding of a person or issue. The information gathered is referred to as ‘intelligence’.
An intelligence officer must have good communication skills, possess problem-solving, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking skills, and excellent situational awareness.
- Bachelor of Policing
- Advanced Diploma of Police Intelligence
- Master of Justice (Intelligence)
- General Mathematics (Maths A)
- Science in Practice
- Golden Key Award for Master of Justice studies
- Operational Skills Award for Recruit Course Intake 9/2013
- Dux for Squad 33, Recruit Course Intake 9/2013
- Bike riding
- 1 Dog
15 year old me!!
My career journey
Completed high school and attended university
Joined the Army Reserves
Travelled, lived, and worked overseas
Worked in the university sector
Changed careers and joined the police