Constables Jack Finch and Kirbee Bedggood are two new faces at Bundaberg Police Station and the duo will call the region home as they begin their careers.
The police officers were part of a cohort of 68 recruits who graduated from the Queensland Police Service Oxley Academy two weeks ago.
They have spent the past six months at the academy and will now undertake a further 12 months of station-based training where they will be assessed on their management of a range of real-world policing scenarios.
Constable Finch said he was looking forward to putting into practice all of the skills he had gained from his time in training.
“We got to learn so many things and do so much while at the academy,” he said.
“It was always great to see people achieve more than they thought they could.
“It offered a lot of growth and I'm proud of who we have all become during that time.”
Constable Bedggood said she also enjoyed every aspect of her time at the academy and was keen to get stuck into her first year in Bundaberg.
“Obviously the fun things like firearms, physical skills and driver training are massive highlights of training at the academy but honestly the now lifelong friendships and memories that I have gained is what I have valued most,” she said.
“There’s such a variety of things you can do within the police service which is what interests me the most.
“It's never boring and there is something new each day.”
Police career a chance to do good for Bundaberg constables
Constable Finch said becoming a police officer was a career that not only offered diversity but also aligned with his own values.
“I'm looking forward to a change of pace and new adventures in a new community,” he said.
“I want to live a meaningful life and do good with my own two hands.
“Not a lot of careers can allow a person to do this but by being a police officer I believe I will be able to.”
Constable Bedggood agreed and said she wanted to help others as much as possible.
“I hope to be able to serve the community to the best of my ability and continue to always have a positive attitude towards the job,” she said.
“I’m most looking forward to getting out into the community and making as much of a difference as I can.”
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