Statistics add up to policing success
YOU couldn't meet a more hard working police crew than the team at the North Rocky station.
"The duties conducted by officers from North Rockhampton over the last 12 months has been exceptional. The amount of work undertaken by this small work unit is outstanding and their dedication and commitment to their duties is second to none," the station's officer in charge, Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll, said.
And he's provided some impressive figures to back up his claim.
In the past 12 months, the team, which consists of 37 permanent officers and is responsible for policing a population of around 47,000 people, has responded to 8828 calls for service, conducted 9527 RBTs, handled 636 incidences of domestic violence and attended 192 traffic crashes (check out the fact box for full numbers).
Senior Constable Erin Gow has been a member of the team for eight years.
While she will soon be leaving to take up a position as Sergeant in Cairns, she yesterday said North Rocky was a great station to work at and praised the leadership team of Snr Sgt Carroll and Inspector Virginia Nelson.
As a general duties officers, Snr Const Gow is one of the officers who is often first to arrive on a scene, something she said she loved about her job.
"We get sent first response to incidents, for me I still love the adrenaline rush of doing that," she said.
Snr Const Gow has been given opportunities to relieve in smaller country stations including Rolleston's one-officer station and Anakie's two-officer station.
Last 12 months North Rockhampton station results:
RBTs - 9527
Drink drivers: 81
DV incidences: 636
DV breaches: 320
Traffic crashes: 192
Traffic infringement notices: 774
Street checks: 2463
Intelligence reports: 42
Total calls for service in the last calendar year (as of yesterday): 8828