Serving the locals
JP helping people for more than 25 years
SHE has been a familiar face in our community for almost two decades and Celeste Bettridge has worked in office administration for the Queensland police for 27 years.
Mrs Bettridge has been recognised for her distinguished service as a Justice of the Peace for Queenslanders.
In Childers last Friday afternoon, Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett presented Mrs Bettridge with a certificate, signed by the Attorney-General, in recognition for her 25 years’ service in front of friends and locals residents.
Mr Bennett congratulated Mrs Bettridge and thanked her for her contribution to the community.
“JPs play an important role in our communities,
“It’s nice to be able to take the time to thank our JPs who make invaluable contributions to our community,” Mr Bennett said.
Mrs Bettridge said working for the Queensland Police, it’s her duty to sign and witness documents.
“I have been in Childers for over 17 years and work part time at the Childers police station.”
“I mostly witness drivers licence renewal and have seen the next generation grow to get their licence.”
Being a small community Mrs Bettridge is a familiar face around town and will continue to service her community.
Justices of the Peace (JPs) volunteer to serve the public by signing documents that need a qualified witness.
Their services range from witnessing and signing formal documents to hearing certain types of court matters, allows lawyers and the courts to concentrate on complex legal matters.
MILESTONE: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett congratulates Celeste Bettridge. Celeste has been a JP for more than 25 years.