POLICE Minister Jack Dempsey encouraged all Gympie region residents interested in a life-changing career to head to a recruiting seminar in Gympie tonight.
The Queensland Police Service is in the middle of the state's largest recruitment drive in 20 years.
"This Government has committed to ensuring police have enough resources to protect all Queensland communities and over four years will increase the state's police officers by 1100," Mr Dempsey said.
"My 20 years as a police officer was incredibly rewarding and during that time I served in towns and cities throughout Queensland, meeting the best people this state has to offer, while at the same time chasing down its worst.
"It's a job where at the end of the day, you'll know you're making a real difference in the lives of many."
Mr Dempsey said there had never been a better time to be part of the police service, with a diverse range of jobs available.
"The QPS is not a place for people who are looking for an ordinary job," he said.
"There are jobs ranging from water police to forensics, from dog squad to detective.
"And with the State Government already funding a police helicopter and another due before 2015, you could even find yourself policing from thousands of feet in the air."
Police recruiting officers will be holding a seminar at 6.30 tonight at the Gympie RSL in Mary St.
Bookings are essential at http://www.policerecruit.com.au or phone 1300 BE A COP.