Constable Simon McDonald begins his job at the Hervey Bay Police Station.
Constable Simon McDonald begins his job at the Hervey Bay Police Station. Valerie Horton

Team welcomes recruit

THE BOYS in blue have added some new talent to their teams on the Fraser Coast.

Both Maryborough and Hervey Bay Police Stations are set to welcome new faces in the coming weeks as graduates from around the state are posted. Last Friday one of the new Hervey Bay recruits clocked in for the first time.

Recently married Simon McDonald made the move to Hervey Bay from Toowoomba.

He said being a police officer was something he had “always wanted to do” and that he couldn't wait to get out into the community.

The 23-year-old has been taken under the wing of Senior Constable Mick Bleakley.

The well-respected Hervey Bay officer said he was honoured to be given the task of mentoring newcomers.

“This is a pivotal time in a young officer's career,” Snr Const. Bleakley said.

“They spend their first year building the basis of the knowledge they will draw on throughout their career.”



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