June 23, 2021
Kingaroy’s latest police officer hit the streets for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.
First Year Constable Danii Scheu only graduated from Oxley Police Academy last Friday.
Constable Scheu grew up in Kilcoy but requested a placement at Kingaroy Police Station because it was bigger than her home town and would offer more varieties of experience.
She admitted she hadn’t always wanted to be a cop, mainly because all the officers she had known as a young person were male and she hadn’t seen any female officers.
So when she left school, she studied teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast. But after a short while, she realised she wanted to do something more “hands-on” so transferred to a Bachelor of Justice and Criminology.
Constable Scheu will be stationed at Kingaroy for 12 months.
For her first eight weeks she will be mentored by a senior officer, and will accompany him on all jobs.
She told southburnett.com.au she was excited about starting her new career, and seeing where it would lead.
During her stay she will do rotations with the CIB, Traffic Branch and Prosecutions to experience more sides of police work.
At the moment, there are two First Year Constables stationed at Kingaroy, and five throughout the whole South Burnett.