Gladstone Water Police officer-in-charge Jeff Barnett.
Gladstone Water Police officer-in-charge Jeff Barnett. Mike Richards GLA081013WPOL

Have a coffee with... Gladstone Water Police's Sgt Barnett

THE Observer has a chat each week with some of Gladstone's favourite faces in our "A Coffee With" section.

This week we find out more about Gladstone Water Police officer-in- charge Sergeant Jeff Barnett.

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ON A SUNNY Saturday afternoon you can find me on the water; regardless of whether I'm working. I'm usually at the beach spear fishing on my days off.

After a big day on the water my guiltiest pleasure would be my afternoon naps.

I have eaten fish from Gladstone Harbour and haven't had an issue to date.

I think it's safe to say I have achieved my dream job. When I was young, my dream was to work on the water. I'm very fortunate. 

The best way to navigate through the NightOwl carpark is with a very small car, a reverse park camera and someone looking out the back window for you. And when I leave the carpark I always turn left, not right.

My hall pass has always been Jennifer Aniston, so if I ever attended the Academy Awards she would be my date. That is of course if my wife Cath couldn't come. She likes to dress up.

I can't remember the last time I spent a public holiday with my family.

But last year I went on an overseas holiday with my family. We went to Europe and had our first white Christmas. That's what I do when I feel like splurging.

I Fought the Law by the Clash would be included on the soundtrack to my life and George Clooney would play me in the movie about my life.

I would consider my dad to be my hero. Last year he battled hard with cancer and I saw him put up with it and push on.