Meet Sergeant Kelly Hanson. She has been a police officer for 13 years.
“For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a police officer. My parents wanted me to have a ‘safer job’ and become a veterinarian however I chose to follow my own dreams to investigate crime and make criminals accountable for their offending.”
Sergeant Hanson joined the WA Police Force in December 2002 as an unsworn Customer Service Office in Southern Cross before becoming a sworn Police Officer in August 2003. As a sworn Officer, Sergeant Hanson has performed a variety of roles within both uniform and detective positions. As a Probationary Constable, she worked at Fremantle and Murdoch Police Stations, then returned to country policing at Kalgoorlie Police Station.
It was at Kalgoorlie where she had the exciting opportunities of relieving at Warakurna Police Post and Menzies Police Station. “One of my favourite country adventures includes Warakurna where I visited remote indigenous communities. I drove through amazing landscape and met some great people who were excited to have access to a female Police Officer within their community.”
"To me the centenary of women in policing recognises the achievements of both men and women in policing, coming together to work as a united team. I love being able to represent victims and give them a voice. I look forward to coming to work with my team at Mundijong Police Station with their positive attitudes and drive. This location gives me the opportunity to spend quality time with members of my community that has aspects of ‘country policing’ as well as being involved in the ‘hustle and bustle’ of modern day policing."
Sergeant Kelly Hanson is currently the Supervisor at Mundijong Police Station.