A cop full of praise for Rotary

TWEED police community liaison officer Jennifer Poolman would encourage anyone to take part in Rotary’s Group Study Exchange program.

She visited colleagues in the US last year and found it an invaluable experience.

“I had the chance to go on several ride alongs with various policing agencies,” the senior constable said.

“The resources available to police especially with regard to their training were amazing, and my only disappointment came from not seeing much of a response to crime.

“The areas we visited were rural and the crime rates relatively low, plus I didn’t get to see any of the charging or processing procedures.”

She said she met many other officers and was “constantly on the go”.

“I recommend the trip to anyone that is willing to participate and can work as a team member.

“It is a lot of hard work and you are on show for the entire program acting as a representative of your vocation and country.

Rotary’s GSE, program which took her to Arizona, strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other on a personal and professional level.

For more information contact your local Rotary club, wendy.scarlett@hotmail.com or visit www.rotary9640.org

Applications must be lodged by 19 August 2011.



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