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Inspector reflects on career after marking 30 years in blue

HATS OFF: Inspector Darren Somerville celebrates 30 years of continuous service with the police force.
HATS OFF: Inspector Darren Somerville celebrates 30 years of continuous service with the police force. Mike Richards GLA310114POLI

WALKING through the doors of the police academy at 18, Inspector Darren Somerville found his life calling at a young age and has never looked back.

This year, he celebrates a milestone - 30 years of continuous service.

Inspector Somerville's career has enabled him to travel and has earned him an illustrious and successful career within the police force.

Leading a one-man Criminal Investigation Branch in Cooktown was one of Inspector Somerville's career highlights from his time in the force.

"It was certainly a very interesting and challenging experience," he said.

"What I like about my job is the variety of work that I have been involved in and getting the opportunity to lead big teams."

Nambour, Cloncurry, Redcliffe, Cooktown, Gladstone in the mid-90s, Emerald and Rockhampton have all benefited from the experience of Inspector Somerville.

He returned to Gladstone six months ago.

"It is great to be back in Gladdy," he said.

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