Three new officers join city police force



IF Santa wasn't enough incentive for all Gladstone residents to behave, the public should heed the arrival of three new police officers to join Gladstone's finest.

The three constables had their first day on the job on Friday after many months hard work . Brisbane girl Rebecca Jenkins was looking forward to the job and whatever it may hold in store for her.

'I didn't really have any grandiose ideas,' Ms Jenkins said. 'I will enjoy working with the community.'

Earning her position through sometimes difficult training prepared Bree Baker for everything Gladstone could throw at her.

'The hardest thing was doing the OC spray (capsicum spray),' Ms Baker said.

'It really does hurt.'

Although the job may pose challenges, Bree was also hoping to relax and enjoy Gladstone in her spare time.

'I want to try new things ? mainly scuba diving,' Ms Baker said.

Along with Renae Wilkinson, they hoped to meet new people and enjoy the social life in Gladstone but while at work they would be focusing on soaking up as much knowledge and experience as they could.

Supervisor Constable Tracey Morris would help with their on-the-job training over the next 12 months and intended them to ease into it.

'My very first job was arresting juveniles for robbery with violence,' Ms Morris said.

'Hopefully they don't have to attend a major accident.'



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