Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, and the Member for Mundingburra, Les Walker, joined Deputy Commissioner Doug Smith in celebrating the induction of 45 new officers who have joined the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
Congratulations to the 45 new officers who officially join the QPS today
Deputy Commissioner Smith said the new officers would begin their policing careers by serving communities across Central, North and Far North Queensland.
“After graduating from the Townsville academy today, the First Year Constables will be based in stations across our rural and remote districts,” Deputy Commissioner Smith said.
“The QPS has a positive relationship with our regional and remote communities, and I have no doubt they will go on to serve these districts with the honour and respect that is expected of our officers.”
“Congratulations to the graduating officers and we welcome you to the Service.”
The new First Year Constables will be based across Central, North and Far North Queensland
In a ceremony altered to meet COVID-19 safety requirements, the graduates celebrated the completion of their six-month training course at the academy in Townsville.
Minister Ryan said many of the new officers had joined the QPS following careers in other industries including pathology, law and firefighting.
“The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that our police service reflects the state’s diverse communities,” Minister Ryan said.
“Every one of the First Year Constables graduating today brings with them unique life experiences and perspectives, with officers joining the Service from across Australia and the globe, from Ipswich to Ireland.
“I wish each and every one of the new officers the very best for their policing careers ahead.”
The new officers have come from a variety of backgrounds including pharmacy and law
The Member for Mundingburra congratulated the new officers on their commitment to serving their fellow Queenslanders.
“There is no greater calling than dedicating yourself to the service of others and that is exactly what these new police officers have done by committing themselves to keeping the community safe,” Mr Walker said.
The newest Queensland police officers graduating today will begin their deployments across regional Queensland in the following stations:
|Far North District|
|Upper Ross Station||1|
|Mount Isa District|
|Mount Isa Station||3|
|Mackay Nth Beaches Station||1|