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New Gatton constable aims for an exciting life

NEW RECRUIT: First-year Constable Nathan McIntosh has been posted to the Gatton police station.
NEW RECRUIT: First-year Constable Nathan McIntosh has been posted to the Gatton police station. Amy Lyne

CONSTABLE Nathan McIntosh has joined the ranks of the Queensland Police Service and will serve his first year in Gatton.

Const McIntosh, 28, began his duties in Gatton last week after graduating from the Police Academy in July.

He said his new job as a police officer was a good progression from his former position in the army, a member of the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.

"I joined when I was about 22, for health and fitness.

"I wanted to travel if I could and I wanted something that was exciting," Const McIntosh said.

"I guess in a peace-time army there are less opportunities for operational sort of work, whereas police are operational every day."

Const McIntosh said he was happy to be getting out and doing police work for real, as opposed to the academy life.

"I am looking forward to everything really, just getting out and about, meeting lots of new people and learning (about) a new place too," he said.

Originally from Toowoomba, Const McIntosh's first preference was to work in Gatton for his first year on the job.

He will be paired with Gatton Constable Nathan Cox for the next four weeks as he learns on the job, joining fellow first-year Constable Drew Cameron.

Topics:  first year constable, gatton, queensland police service


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