He has earned his stripes in the police force by challenging himself in different locations all over the state.
Now, he's bringing all his gathered knowledge to Murray Mallee LSA, and along with him a new title.
The new Inspector for the Murray Mallee LSA, Inspector Ryan Meakin is looking to help the Murraylands community and shape the area for a better future.
Like many of the different challenges he's faced in his career, joining the police force was in search of one.
"I wanted to become a police officer for the diversity of the challenges you face everyday," Inspector Meakin said.
"It's about doing something new everyday, rather than sitting behind a desk."
His career has taken him all over the state and he has been posted in several different locations and is constantly wanting to learn.
"My last posting was as a senior sergeant in the Limestone Coast," Inspector Meakin said.
"Before that I was a sergeant in the Limestone Coast, and also on the West Coast and in the City.
"I've worked all through the city, the west and the far north as a constable and senior constable when I first started my career.
"My work has taken me around a bit and I've chosen to get even more diversity in my policing experience wanting to see different areas of the state and getting experience with different demographics, people and areas."
Now based in the Murray Mallee LSA, all Inspector Meakin's knowledge will look to ensure a growing, safe community for all members.
"My role is to manage all operational police within the Murray Valley LSA," Inspector Meakin said.
"My plan is to manage those people, placing our resources in areas of greatest need. We'll take on a 'prevention first' approach in tackling crime and creating safer communities.
"Also, we'll put resources in place to reduce the instances of road trauma."