Constable Georgia Kelly reflects on her career in policing ahead of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an annual reminder of the strength and resilience, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements, of women across the globe.

For the Queensland Police Service (QPS), it is a timely opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contributions of the many women in the organisation, who serve their community daily.

Constable Georgia Kelly of Logan Central Division is passionate about her role as a police officer, having long dreamed of exploring a career in policing after being inspired by family.

“Throughout high school I was always attracted to Policing,” said Constable Kelly.

“I was exposed to careers in law enforcement through family members and close friends and I knew I wanted a job whereby each day was different, and I liked that QPS offered internal transfers to try specialist units.”

Entering a traditionally male-dominated profession, she faced challenges but was kept anchored by the support and mentorship of fellow female officers.

“During my time at the academy, females only represented around 20% of the intake. Now that I am sworn in, I have been exposed to so many women sitting in positions of power and these women have taken their time to mentor me and set me on a path of success for a rewarding career in QPS.”

International Women’s Day holds a special place Constable Kelly’s heart, recognising it as a day of empowerment and recognition for women across all spheres of life.

“International Women’s Day is an extremely important day for me. It is a day whereby women feel empowered as we celebrate the strength and resilience of women around the world,” she said.

“It is amazing that women have this day to be recognised for their social, economic, cultural and political achievements.”

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