New constables hit the beat in boost for Gladstone station

Constable Emily Williams and Constable Brendan Rodham are two new faces at Gladstone Police Station.
Constable Emily Williams and Constable Brendan Rodham are two new faces at Gladstone Police Station. Mike Richards

WOULD-BE thieves in Gladstone would best be thinking twice before embarking on criminal behaviour, with local police ranks swelling thanks to the addition of six new first-year-constables at the Gladstone station.

Gladstone Inspector Darren Somerville said the influx of fresh faces was a welcome boost to local law enforcement,

"It's great. While they're inexperienced, they bring with them a whole heap of enthusiasm," he said.

New constables Emily Williams and Brendan Rodham arrived in Gladstone last month from the Gold Coast and were eager to cut their teeth in the industrial town.

"It's going to be pretty full on but we've got some good FTOs and they're going to guide us pretty well," Const Rodham said.

The fresh officers will be rotated through Criminal Investigation Branch, Traffic Branch and Child Protection Investigation Unit as part of their training.

Const Williams was eager to get a feel for the variety of different work that came with being part of the police force.

"At this stage I just want to get a taste of everything that's available and see what appeals to me," she said.

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