Leading Senior Constable Andrew Brittain is the Youth Resources Officer for the Geelong Region. He has a total of 29 years police service across Western Victoria, including general policing and time in the Air Wing and has been in his present role for 12 years.
Between 2010 and 2014 he was seconded to the Education Department and worked with a leading teacher running the Operation New Start Program in Geelong, working with young people at risk. He has been recognised on a number of different levels, being awarded “Policeman of the Year” by Highton Rotary, “Worker of the Year” by the City of Greater Geelong and in 2017 he was awarded the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Police Officer of the Year.
As part of his current role he is the police facilitator for the Geelong Kokoda Youth Program. This program involves taking young people who are facing challenges in their lives on a life-changing experience walking the Kokoda Track. 2017 was Andy’s fifth year of taking a group along the Kokoda; 59 young people have done the trip so far, with all reengaged back at school or have continued on to TAFE / University or finding employment.