Senior Constable Jodie Rowell—Brisbane Water Police
I’m a Senior Constable of the Queensland Police Service, full time operational at Brisbane Water Police. I’ve worked for Surf Life Saving Queensland, and I’ve been an active member of Voluntary Marine Rescue Mackay. I started my current role at Brisbane Water Police in 2016.
How did you become interested in your career?
I’ve always loved the ocean and my Grandfather has many seafarer stories, after he grew up in a working light house, worked for Boating and Fishing Queensland and lived in the Moreton Bay area. His life always sounded interesting to me.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Learning new skills, engaging with the public and being part of the bigger picture for marine safety and search and rescue.
Any career highlights?
Every day is a new day, they are mostly highlights.
What motivates you each day?
My own personal drive to see as much as possible, learn new things, and help other people.
Who are your female role models?
Lately, Jacinda Ardern
What would you say to women interested in joining the maritime industry?
Don’t think about it, do it, you’ll never regret it
How do you unwind?
Travel, hiking, mountain bike riding, sipping coffee and being in, near or on the water.
What’s your favourite lighthouse?
Cape Otway Lightstation