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The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au CLASSIFIEDS 8944 9999 Saturday, August 7, 2010. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:7-AGE:217LO-R: C-M Y-K CAREERONE.COM.AU Continuous learning A Territorian since infancy, Suzanne Hollingsworth grew up on cattle stations west of Katherine, near Timber Creek. Most of her schooling was completed through Katherine School of the Air the worlds largest classroom. Growing up in Gods Country was never dull. Fishing, horse-riding and cattle mustering were plentiful, she said. Suzanne developed friendships with a number of community people, including the local aborigines from nearby Bulla Camp Community, other Katherine School of the Air students and local police from Timber Creek. Even though she wanted to be a nurse, Suzanne Hollingsworth was born to be a police officer. When I was a little girl our school trip stopped at a roadhouse. A few males were wreaking havoc and being disorderly. When they drove away one of the males exposed himself out of the window. I took out my note pad and pen and wrote down the registration number. By chance I ran into one of the Timber Creek officers I knew and when I passed on the details I learnt that those men were wanted by police and the information I had provided resulted in their arrest. Wanting a change, both professionally and personally about five years ago, Suzanne decided to join the NT Police Force. As a police officer in the NT, I feel supported and developed. In the short time that I have been in the job, I have been afforded an opportunity of significant professional development. I have successfully completed both the Detective Training Course and a Child Forensic Interviewing course. I have also been able to travel quite extensively within the NT and experience the great outback. During my time in the job, I have visited no less than 20 remote communities and townships across the NT. The best part of my job is that I am consistently exposed to challenging situations, afforded great opportunities and continuously learning. I get to work and live in the jewel of the Territory and it doesnt get much better than that. The Northern Territory Police Force is recruiting now. Applications close September 17, 2010. Contact 1800 005 099 or visit www.police.nt.gov.au FROM Curlewis New South Wales to the Northern Territory, constable Daniel Roberts is enjoying the challenges hes faced with as an NT police officer in Alice Springs, but previously in the remote location of Papunya. After graduating from the Police College in 2007, Daniel's on-road experiences have been a whirlwind adventure where every day is different. He and his team tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviour, criminal activity as well as issues such as missing persons and road safety. He enjoys being an integral and respected part of a remote community, as well as being involved in activities such as organising sports weekends. "At a remote station the work is always diverse. Any given day you can be involved in responding to reports of criminal activity such as domestic violence, apprehending offenders and being involved in the prosecution process from the beginning to the end. Then there is the ongoing consultation with community members on local issues, helping kids with there school work, sport and general development." Daniel believes he has learnt more about policing and how stations operate in his few years out bush than he would in 10 years in a capital city or major centre. "It's great to get to know a different culture and each community member, he said. Once you get chatting to them you have a much better way of dealing with difficult situations. Remote policing is more about community engagement than arrests and warrants." He has been posted in the Southern Command since the completion of training. There will be opportunities in the Top End in the future and Daniel is looking forward to a different type of work, maybe specialist, and of course the tropical lifestyle and the fishing in the coming years. "One of the best parts of the job is the mates you make along the way. There are some great people involved with the NT Police Force." Daniel loves living and working in the Northern Territory. Being paid to do so is a bonus, he said. "This is a job for life. See you in the Territory." Remote policing is more about community engagement than arrests and warrants. This is a job for life. See you in the Territory CONSTABLE Daniel Roberts said. HE SAID IT In the short time that I have been in the job, I have been afforded an opportunity of significant professional development Suzanne Hollingsworth SHE SAID IT A job for life

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