Minister for Police Mark Ryan today joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll in congratulating the latest round of police recruits to graduate and join the Queensland Police Service.
Minister Ryan said 55 First Year Constables would be graduating from Townsville Police Academy.
“First Year Constables breathe new life into our police service with their enthusiasm and unique experiences,” he said.
“I’m pleased to say this cohort will be deployed to regional areas across Queensland, from Rockhampton to Cairns.
“Investing in community safety in our regions always has, and always will be, a priority for the Palaszczuk Government.
“Queenslanders look to our police as leaders and role-models, and I know these officers will serve our state with dignity and honour.
“On behalf of the Palaszczuk Government, I thank them for the life-changing decision they have made to serve their fellow Queenslanders.”
Commissioner Carroll said the latest round of First Year Constables came from diverse backgrounds, bringing new perspectives to the Service.
“These FYCs have joined us from local areas such as Atherton and Townsville, while others are from across the globe including New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“Some have had their hearts set on becoming police officers all their lives, while others have previous career experience in industries including education, sports medicine and the Australian Defence Force.
“By becoming part of the QPS, these FYCs are bringing with them a wide-range of life experiences which will no doubt be beneficial to the service.
“On behalf of the Queensland Police Service, congratulations to the new officers and best of luck in your policing careers.”
The new FYCs will be initially deployed at the following stations:
Far North District
Cairns Station – 6
Edmonton Station – 5
Smithfield Station – 4
Mossman Station – 1
Gordonvale Station – 1
Kirwan Station – 6
Townsville Station – 6
Mundingburra Station – 4
Ingham Station – 2
Ayr Station – 2
Stuart Station – 1
Charters Towers Stn – 1
Mount Isa District
Mount Isa Station – 5
Mackay Station – 6
Rockhampton Station – 3
Nth Rockhamption Stn – 2