Located 500 kilometres inland from Rockhampton on the Jordan Creek lies Jericho, a small community with big hearts, Queensland Police say.
The population of Jericho is 65 people and only three residents are not related to someone else. This means when your the new cop in town, the crowd can be tough to break into.
Senior Constable Warren Moyle, spent 10 months at Jericho after deciding to leave Boondal station in Brisbane for a country policing experience.
“I’d been wanting to gain some experience in country policing so, when an opportunity came up, I put my hand up,” Senior Constable Moyle said.
“Building community relationships and public perception of police seemed to be a good starting point. I made myself known to locals and visited surrounding cattle stations and attend council meetings.”
Although there is not a lot of crime in Jericho, due to the large landscape, the Longreach Patrol Group would often assist in key operational objectives.
“During my time in Jericho, I commenced a community fitness activity on Friday afternoons to get local youth exercising,” Senior Constable Moyle said.
“The response was amazing, watching parents encouraging their children to actively join in a police program proved that the community relationships were strengthening.”
Due to his experience and great track record, Senior Constable Moyle was promoted as a Sergeant, Officer in Charge of Barcaldine, March 2018.
“It was a bittersweet moment when I told the locals my news, they were sad to see me go but happy for my achievements.”