The Senior Sergeant who retired in May in 2015, was the Redcliffe Police Station's Officer in charge for 15 years. By doing so, he completed a 44 year career in the Queensland Police Force.
As a country boy from Miles, he joined the police aged 16 at the Oxley Police Academy.
After graduation he was posted to the Mounted Police Unit and then moved to Winton. is was here he learned the art of community policing, a skill that he was able to successfully apply in his tenure in Redcliffe.
After his country stint, he joined the mobile patrols in Brisbane for a short while and thereafter joined the CIB, where he worked for six years in Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Fortitude Valley and Nundah. After further stints in Toowoomba, Biloela and Chinchilla he finally arrived in Redcliffe.
Very much a team player he is credited with helping to create a huge improvement in the lessoning of the crime rate in Redcliffe.
He and his wife have retired to a 100 acre property at Clifton.
Snr. Sgt. Darryl Keys is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: