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Latisha Whalan

from Admin Assistant to Acting Sergeant - Crime Prevention Programs Unit
I enhance safety, community trust, and reduce crime by ensuring welfare of the community through programs.
Defence and Public Safety
Queensland Police Service
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Ask me about

  • Moving from first response policing to the Crime Preventions Program
  • How no two days are the same
  • The training required to enter the police service

About me

  • International Experience
  • Regional Background

I am a First Nations mother, partner, sister, aunty, Police Officer and friend. I can rarely walk past an opportunity to make a difference and I would describe myself as someone who is passionate about creating positive change for our younger generations. An area I am particularly passionate about is creating subtle positive change within my organisation as I believe everything starts from within.

I have recently transferred to Police Headquarters from first response policing. I am now working in the Crime Preventions Programs Unit.

About my role

  • Calm
  • Curious
  • Logical
  • Passionate
  • Personable

A Senior Project Officer in the Crime Prevention Programs Unit, supports fellow police officers in all aspects of delivering programs including Neighbourhood Watch, LGBTI Liaison program and Volunteers in Policing program.

The unit also focuses on the development of policy, training packages, conferences, courses, district campaigns as well as coordination of whole of service reporting and crime prevention research.

Communication, time-management and problem-solving skills along with a passion for making a positive impact are important attributes to have whether you are an operational general duties police officer or involved in program support and development.

People don't remember what you do for them but they will always remember how you made them feel. Even when attending the hardest jobs as police, we have the power to make members of the community feel heard - regardless of what capacity we are interacting with them.

A career with the Queensland Police Service has no 'same day' experience and is nothing short of exciting. Our day-to-day experience is greatly influenced by the changing needs of the communities that we serve. One thing that's guaranteed is that while you may be challenged, you will be rewarded with the satisfaction that comes with protecting and serving your community.

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  • Grade 11 High Completion Certificate
  • Bachelor of Policing


  • Executive Directors Award - Recognition for outstanding dedication in organising 9/11 memorial sports day
  • QPS District Award


  • Coffee Catch Ups
  • Rugby Union
  • Seeing family and friends
  • Touch Football
  • Walking the Dog


  • 1 Dog

15 year old me!!

“"When you're nervous about stepping out of your comfort zone, remind yourself: It feels scary because it's unfamiliar, not because I'm incapable." - Michell Clark”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Started in the Queensland Police Service as an Administration Officer
  2. Sworn in as a First Year Constable
  3. General duties (Triple zero (000) ) response for 9 years.
  4. Secondment to Project Booyah where I mentored approximately 250 disengaged youth
  5. Obtained rank of Senior Constable and started at Police Headquarters in Community Programs

My employer

Every day the Queensland Police Service works tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the community. The Service employs more than 15,000 Queenslanders and values diversity within its workforce to provide the best policing services to people who live, work and visit the State. As part of the Queensland Government, we are committed to building a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve.