Cops ‘don't do boring'

Scenes of Crime Officer in Charge, Sergeant Justin Crawley loves his job and highly recommends a career in the Police Force.
Scenes of Crime Officer in Charge, Sergeant Justin Crawley loves his job and highly recommends a career in the Police Force. Scottie Simmonds BUNPOL

WHEN Justin Crawley turns up to work each day, he has no idea what will be in store.

The Bundaberg Police Scenes of Crime officer in charge scours crime scenes for evidence, looking for that one piece of proof that may solve a crime.

"My favourite part, and I think for all of us is finding a piece of evidence that links someone to the crime," Sgt Crawley said.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is holding a recruitment drive in Bundaberg next week and as Sgt Crawley can attest, there are plenty of reasons to get involved with the force.

"I started off in the Navy and then I did four years with the Northern Territory Police," he said.

"Then I came to the Queensland (Police) in 2001."

Sgt Crawley said much of his time was taken up investigating break and enters, assaults, drug laboratories and car crashes.

"We do a lot of photo, video and collection," he said.

One advantage of joining the police is the many opportunities to see the state.

"I've worked in Bundaberg for 18 months and before that I was in Charleville and Cairns," Sgt Crawley said.

"It's definitely a career worth pursuing."

Bundaberg Police Superintendent Rowan Bond said QPS was always recruiting.

"There's great camaraderie - for me that's one of the greatest parts of the job," Supt Bond said.

"Everyone starts off in general duties but after 12 months, there are lots of areas to specialise in like the Criminal Investigations Branch, the Traffic Branch, the Dog Squad and the Child Protection Investigations Unit."

The recruitment day will be held on Tuesday from 6-7.30pm at the Bundaberg PCYC.

Phone 1300 23 2 267 to book.

Topics:  queensland police service

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