Say hello to Mundubbera's new officers
MUNDUBBERA Police Station has been through several changes over the past few months, including the arrival of two new police officers.
Acting Sergeant Daniel Clarke and Senior Constable Robbie Yarrow both arrived at the station earlier this year.
Sgt Clarke, who was originally from Toowoomba and had served in Goondiwindi and Gayndah, said he joined the police to make a difference and help the community.
"Just helping people in their hour of need," he said.
"(Being there) when they need someone to help them."
Snr Const Yarrow joined the service for similar reasons.
"(I like) just being involved in the community in general," he said.
"Everyone gets involved here."
Snr Const Yarrow has worked all over Queensland, including in Brisbane, Townsville, Kingaroy, Karanga and Claremont.
"I love it," he said.
"That's what police used to do."
Their stint in Mundubbera isn't the first time Sgt Clarke and Snr Const Yarrow have worked together.
They both served in Toowoomba at the same time.
"We worked really well together," Snr Const Yarrow said.
The new team has several goals to increase safety around the Mundubbera area, including conducting a blitz on speeding.
"We'll constantly be doing speed detections to reduce road trauma," Sgt Clarke said.
"(Our goal is to) stop road trauma across the division so all the community and visitors get to their destination safely."
They also plan to reduce alcohol related incidents and protect families from domestic violence.
"We'll be doing patrols of the town area to ensure everyone is following the road rules," Sgt Clarke said.
They will also hold an information session for backpackers once the picking season starts.
"It will focus on the expectations and standards of them while they're visiting and working in Mundubbera," Sgt Clarke said.
"We will outline offences around drink-driving, road rules and public nuisance laws, such as drinking in the street.
"There have been issues with shoplifting offences in the past and we will explain what the consequences are."
The information night is planned for April 21.