Liverpool crime fighter relishes job 

IT'S been a long road to Liverpool for licensing officer Sergeant Jillian Gibson.

The 33-year-old arrived in August after a year in Parkes, and said her career travels after she joined the police force at 21 had been like the Leyland Brothers' adventures.

She started at Macquarie Fields and then spent eight years in the country.

"In the four-month period she's been very impressive and one of the best licensing officers I've had," Superintendent Ray King said of Sergeant Gibson's time in Liverpool.

"She's displayed dedication and enthusiasm, and this can especially be seen through Operation Dorothy, which has seen a downturn in alcohol-related crime within licensed premises over what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year."

Sergeant Gibson established Operation Dorothy, which focuses on crime prevention, in the lead-up to Christmas.

"Alcohol, firearms and security issues are the same wherever you are," she said.

"The world's your oyster in the police force.

"You just have to sometimes think a little bit outside the box, which is what Operation Dorothy does.

"I just want to keep challenging myself and keep coming to work with a smile on my face.

"It's a great job and I get to work with some great people, so I can't complain about it too much."

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