Happy to help peo­ple

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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