Thursday, February 22, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

New Recruit For Cannonvale Police Station Meet Zac

The Cannonvale Police Station is welcoming its newest recruit, First Year Constable Zac Richters-Nielsen, who joined the team last week.

Relocating from Brisbane, Zac’s professional background was in banking before he decided to make a career change and join the police force.

“I have always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little kid,” Zac explained.

Zac has started his new position at Cannonvale Police Station and says he is eager to get on the ground.

“I bring a readiness and eagerness to learn,” he shared.

“I am excited to experience what policing in the Whitsundays has to offer.”

During his training, Zac most enjoyed working alongside other recruits.

“My favourite aspects of training would be the other recruits, working closely alongside likeminded people made the experience very enjoyable.

Being pushed outside my comfort zone and building on my own capabilities and skill set was equally as rewarding.”

Since relocating to the Whitsundays, Zac has most enjoyed venturing to the beaches, something very different from Brisbane.

In his spare time he enjoys going to the beach and being social with mates.

Whitsunday’s newest Police Officer is second from the left, with three other new first year constables and State Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert. Photo supplied

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