Cruising with the Water Police

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women to make a successful transition from school into employment or further study is a key focus of the Stars program.

To help them become fully aware of the many opportunities that are available to them, our Stars students are regularly exposed to a range of real-world work and study options.

Last week our lucky VCAL Stars from Haileybury Rendall School were taken on a fascinating workplace tour of the Northern Territory Water Police.

They had a ride on one of the police boats in Darwin Harbour and heard from one of the officers about how the boat is used for law enforcement. During the ride, they checked out a croc trap (no crocodile, though!) and got up close to the big ships out in the harbour.

Sergeant John Pini then took our students on a tour of the office and showed them the police boats, jet skis and cars, explaining what each is used for.

He also gave the girls an insight into the many different types of jobs available within the police force across the Territory and in the remote communities.