Wel­come change for po­lice sergeant

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

EIDSVOLD wel­comed Sergeant Chris James to the area this month.

Born and bred in Townsville, Mr James moved to Eidsvold with his fam­ily.

He is op­ti­mistic about his time in the town.

“Ru­ral polic­ing is very fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory for me as I was in the Ather­ton Table­lands and be­fore that was in Bur­ke­town up in the Gulf so I know what it’s like to be in coun­try towns,” Sgt James said.

He said he was al­ready en­joy­ing life in Eidsvold.

“I’m ab­so­lutely lov­ing it at the mo­ment, although the cooler nights are a bit dif­fer­ent and I’ve been told to ex­pect worse come win­ter in June,” Sgt James said.

“I’m ex­cited to go wa­ter ski­ing and try­ing out some camp spots whilst here in Eidsvold.”

While he ex­pected some dif­fer­ences, Sgt James said, as a Queens­lan­der, some things never changed.

“I’ve been an of­fi­cer for the past eight years and was born in Townsville so come State of Ori­gin time I’ll be bar­rack­ing for the Mighty Ma­roons,” he said.

PHOTO: PHILIPPE COQUERAND

NEW OF­FI­CER: Chris James is now the new sergeant in Eidsvold.

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