Longreach Inspector Mick Keys will hang up his hat in the central-west town later this month, after 37 years in the Queensland Police Service.

Inspector Keys has spent the last three-and-a-half years in Longreach and says he is looking forward to retiring to a small farm near Toowoomba on the Darling Downs.

He says his replacement has been announced and is due to take up duties in late June.

Inspector Keys says he has seen a lot of changes in policing, but it has been a fulfilling career.

"Both my wife and I have been to many towns throughout Queensland in those 37 years - I've had a ball," he said.

"I've been very honoured to serve as a Queensland police officer and in particular, a lot of those years in western districts.

"I will cherish for the rest of my life, every day I have ever had in the QPS."

 

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