Happy to help people
GAYNDAH’S new cop on the beat always wanted to be a police officer.
Sergeant Joshua Ryan’s inspiration to join the force was “the ability to help people and that no one day is ever the same”.
Fresh from two years on the drug squad, and stints in Murgon and Gympie, the Brisbane-born policeman said he was glad his first posting as officer-in-charge was in the country.
“I think it’s just the small town atmosphere and friendliness, and you feel a part of the community,” Sgt Ryan said.
The community’s role in police work from drugs and crime to domestic violence was valued, he said.
“We’ll rely on the community to give us information – sometimes the little piece of information is the most crucial part (and) it’s really important to be timely,” Sgt Ryan said.
“Write things down and get in contact with us or talk to Crime Stoppers.”
“I would like to start a register with each business owner/s name, contact details including mobile and email if applicable.
“This information would be held by Gayndah Police if we require to contact them and for any information we would like to get to them.”
The Gayndah police station is open Tuesdays, 8am–noon and Thursdays noon–4pm. Report information to Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Sergeant Josh Ryan.