FIRST DAY: The Kingaroy Police welcomed new officers Bethany Rogerson and Julian Pascoe to the force today.
FIRST DAY: The Kingaroy Police welcomed new officers Bethany Rogerson and Julian Pascoe to the force today. Kate McCormack

New recruits ready to serve the community

THE Kingaroy Police station welcomed two new officers to the force.

Julian Pascoe from Nambour and Bethany Rogerson from Mt Tamborine are both first year constables fresh out of the Oxley Police Academy.

The two officers have just finished six months of police academy training and Wednesday, November 21 marked the beginning of their year with the Kingaroy Police.

The constables, both aged 23, said completing their training and becoming police officers has been a major milestone for them.

"I've wanted to be a part of the police force for as long as I can remember,” Const Pascoe said.

FIRST DAY: The Kingaroy Police welcomed new officers Bethany Rogerson and Julian Pascoe to the force today.
FIRST DAY: The Kingaroy Police welcomed new officers Bethany Rogerson and Julian Pascoe to the force today. Kate McCormack

"Joining the police force has been a goal of mine since I was a young girl,” Const Rogerson said.

The pair knew they would be starting out in Kingaroy two months into their time at the police academy.

"I've heard nothing but positive things about the town and the local police force,” Const Rogerson said.

"It has a reputation as a very tight-knit station, with a lot of respect in the community.”

Both new recruits said they were keen to get out on the town and start making a difference in the community.

"Today and tomorrow are just our induction days, but from tomorrow afternoon we will start getting a feel for job, and actually getting out there in the community,” Const Pascoe said.