New recruits ready for challenge
THEY’VE swapped a nomadic backpack lifestyle and ski slopes for sirens and sporadic lights.
This isn’t a scene from a raging nightlife but a peek at the two new recruits who have recently boosted the Southern Downs’ thin blue line.
Warwick Police constable Kristyn Lister said she made the switch to the force for variety.
“I made the move from Ipswich and - apart from being cold - Warwick is a great community,” Const. Lister said.
“Being placed in smaller areas mean we get to do more, exposed to different aspects (of the job).”
This is Const. Lister’s first week in the district but she has already sussed out the nearest sporting facilities and opted to put down a scribing pen.
“I play beach volleyball, tennis and squash. Anything to keep fit,” she said.
“I’ve done extensive travel, lived in Texas and also have a journalism degree.”
Former ski instructor turned new Warwick Police constable Kyle Gorkic has been on the Warwick beat for 15 weeks after completing his training at the Brisbane academy.
“It’s pro-active policing here,” Const. Gorkic said, kitted out in the mobile cyclist uniform.
Const. Gorkic said he might swap the police gear for knee-high diamond socks on the occasional day off.
“I’m into golf, hope to do a bit more but I’ve only been to the course here once,” he said.
“I’ve also done a bit of travel. Lived eight years in the UK on a working holiday and also lived in Denmark.”