It was a sell-out match for the North Queensland Cowboys and the Penrith Panthers on Saturday 3 September with more than 27,000 patrons packing out the stadium for the first time in its history.
Townsville Police were at the at the ready to answer community questions about policing – even making time for photos with footy fans, with the tough looking Tactical Crime Squad (TCS) Shield Team proving to be a hit with old and young alike.
Sergeant Megan Benson, said it was a great opportunity to chat with people and show them what policing is about.
“I’m really grateful about how smoothly the event ran and how curious the public is about policing… I think everyone who spoke to us left with a Police Recruit business card in their pocket!” She said.
Before the game, the Dog Squad’s skills were on display on the field, with Police Dog Cannon taking down a “Panthers fan” who allegedly stole the game ball.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Wheeler spoke about the recruiting process, answering questions people have about becoming a police officer including about the application process and working in the Service’s specialist units.
The TCS Shield Team also formed guard for the Cowboy’s run onto the field.
The event showcased some of the exciting careers and pathways within in the Service including District Crime Prevention Coordinators, Dog Squad, Highway Patrol, Water Police, Tactical Crime Squad and North Queensland Academy Recruits .
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