IT'S the moment when arrests are made and charges are laid that Detective Senior Constable Julie Fredericks feels satisfied with her job.
The 33-year-old joined Liverpool local area command more than two years ago.
"Investigating major crime became more of an interest to me, which is why I decided to take this path," she said.
Detective Fredericks, who joined the force at 24, wasn't sure about her future when she left school. She said joining at a mature age had helped her deal with confrontational incidents such as sexual assaults.
"I wanted something different every day that comes with a challenge," she said.
"So I'm glad I joined when I was a bit older because I had that life experience behind me. You really need to know how to deal with people."
She has been a detective for the last three years.
Watching investigations unfold and achieving results is what keeps Detective Fredericks motivated.
"I like to see the accomplishment and helping out the victims as much as I can because we're the ones who are representing them," she said.
"If something like that happened to me I would want someone to work hard to put someone behind bars.
"Once we achieve that, it definitely feels good. You know that the evidence you've gained has led them to be in custody."