Dell calls it a day after 42 years in the police force
THE police service was very much a man's world when Dell Fisher joined up in 1973.
Female officers were not only in the minority, they were expected to do menial tasks considered unsuitable for men.
That often included typing, filing and chauffeuring senior officers around.
A lot has changed since then and Sgt Fisher is now a shift supervisor at Caloundra Police Station and looking forward to starting a well-earned retirement.
She still has a few weeks left on the job but last night some of the state's top police brass, including Police Commissioner Ian Stewart, were on hand to officially farewell her during a function at Pelican Waters Golf Club.
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