Gympie will see some new officers for major incidents that may occur within the Gympie region and further Wide Bay Burnett that have been welcomed by Wide Bay Burnett District Officer Superintendent Paul Algie and Senior Sergeant Nev Zarkovich.
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has deployed its newest District Duty Officers (DDO) to the Wide Bay and Burnett District (WBBD) on Tuesday, 11 December.
Responsible for supplying wide-scale, effective, and efficient on-road management and coordination of the district’s policing services, the Wide Bay and Burnett DDOs will be at the front line of major incidents across the area.
Wide Bay Burnett District Officer Superintendent Paul Algie said the dedicated officers would allow for a more proactive management of general duties and specialist resources.
“Our DDOs are some of our most experienced officers from across the Wide Bay Burnett District and will use that experience to enhance our responses to more substantial incidents, such as serious traffic crashes and armed offenders,” Superintendent Algie said.
Wide Bay Burnett District Duty Officer Coordinator Senior Sergeant Nev Zarkovich said the DDOs would be based at Maryborough, though equipped to deploy to any location within the Wide Bay Burnett District
“It doesn’t matter if an incident develops in Maryborough, Monto, Gympie or K’gari; we’re able to either get our boots on the ground as soon as possible or be able to coordinate from a distance so our officers can respond and operate at an enhanced level,” Senior Sergeant Zarkovich said.