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19 February, 2021

Officers ready for the beat

Two constables who recently completed their full training year with the Tablelands Patrol Group have received their confirmation of appointment certificates and will soon head off to their permanent appointments.

By Rhys Thomas

Constables Shelly Wright and Aylin Hudaverdi with Tablelands Patrol Group Acting Inspector Greg Giles.

Two constables who recently completed their full training year with the Tablelands Patrol Group have received their confirmation of appointment certificates and will soon head off to their permanent appointments. 

Shelly Wright has been assigned to the Cardwell Police division and Aylin Hudaverdi has been assigned to the Ipswich Police division. 

Constable Wright is excited that her chosen placement of Cardwell was approved and she is looking forward to starting.

“I joined the police service because I actually wanted to do small town community policing,” she said. 

“I’m from the southeast corner and I didn’t really want to go back there. 

“I wanted to be somewhere near water so I think Cardwell will definitely tick all the boxes.” 

Acting Inspector of the Tablelands Patrol Group, Greg Giles said he is happy to see so many young officers coming through the ranks. 

“It’s good to see that they have come up to Mareeba and Atherton and achieved their first-year confirmation,” he said. 

“They have both performed very well and they are moving onto new chapters in their lives. 

“It’s an uphill battle, you’re constantly learning. I’ve been in this job 30 years and I still don’t know everything, there is a lot to learn out there.” 

There are many more upcoming police officers expected this year, with five currently in training within the Tablelands Patrol Group all set to finish this year. 

Two officers will receive their confirmation of appointments in March after completing their training year, while the second group of three officers who are currently still in training, will achieve their confirmation of appointment just before Christmas.  


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