How long have you been in the police force?

I have been a constable in Napier two years in September.

What did you do before joining and what ignited your passion?

I love watching all the police programmes both fiction and non-fiction and said, one day I am going to be like Horatio Caine, a character in American crime drama CSI: Miami.

I left New Zealand in 2006 to work on Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef ... working in hospitality on and off for two years. From there I moved to London where I lived, worked and travelled for five years. I arrived back in New Zealand late 2012 and looked into joining the police force.

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Where was your first post and where has your career taken you?

First post was Hawke's Bay based in Napier Station. Over the past two years I have been working to pass my probationary assessments. This has included a three-month rotation on the Road Policing section.

Do you have a favourite or least favourite part of the job?

Like any job, a lot of the time it's not the job you're doing but the team you are working with. I have worked with some fantastic people who have shared a lot of knowledge. I enjoy all aspects of the job in one way or another. If I had to pick a favourite thing it would be Road Policing. If I had to pick a least favourite it would be Hotel/Bar Licence compliance checks.

Do you have a story you would like to share?

I'm sure I have lots of stories, but I will keep you all in suspense.

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What do you think about the 75 Years of Women in Policing national torch relay?

I think it is a fantastic celebration and a great way to bring a community together. It will be a fun-filled day with fitness, food and donations going to a great cause. Best part is I get to abseil off Te Mata Peak, but not before I run 6km up it.

What do you do in your spare time while not at work?

I love to exercise and sign myself up to crazy sports events.

To date I have trained for and completed two full Ironman events, seven half Ironman events, multiple marathons including the Great Wall of China, Paris and the Tarawera Ultra Marathon.