Former Caloundra officer takes to new beat on TV series
EVERY day Senior Constable Matt Bloomfield puts his life on the line to protect and serve his community.
Now his selflessness and skills are being showcased on the small screen.
Sen Const Bloomfield completed his first year of police training in Caloundra, before he was transferred to Surfers Paradise. Now he is part of the Rapid Action Patrol Group and appears on Network Ten's Gold Coast Cops.
Known for his jovial spirit in the workplace, Sen Con Bloomfield loves the "camaraderie" that comes with the team environment of the Rapid Action and Patrols group.
While there are many other aspects of his work that he enjoys, Sen Const Bloomfield said the real sense of "job satisfaction" came from something very simple - helping people.
He said he was aware it might sound a little cliché, but putting aside all the action, adrenalin and crime-busting, it's the little things like receiving a "thank you" from the community that made the work worthwhile.
"You actually feel like you've helped someone when you go home at the end of the shift," Sen Const Bloomfield said.
Sen Const Bloomfield made the move to the sunshine state 12 years ago from Melbourne.
Network Ten's Gold Coast Cops is on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.