Commissioner Katarina Carroll and Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, were present today to celebrate the induction of 80 new officers to the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
New officers check their uniforms before walking onto the parade ground
In a ceremony modified to adhere to social distancing requirements, the graduates marched onto the parade ground at the Oxley Academy before reciting their oath of service.
Commissioner Carroll said the QPS’ newest First Year Constables (FYCs) had completed a rigorous training program to reach their graduation day.
Graduates prepare to walk onto the parade ground
“The recruit training program ensures each officer is prepared for the variety of policing scenarios that lay ahead of them, and they will continue to learn while conducting their duties as First Year Constables,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“Throughout their training, recruits are challenged with scenarios to prepare them for real-world police work, and each graduate has demonstrated tremendous skills and commitment in completing the program.
Commissioner Katarina Carroll addressed the 80 graduates
“These new First Year Constables will be initially posted around the state, covering all regions from the far north down to the south-east and everything in between.
“These new officers each bring their own personal and professional skills to their role, ranging in age from 19 to 52, they provide several generations of diverse experience.
“The breadth of each officer’s experience furthers the enrichment of the QPS as a whole and contributes to providing exceptional service to the community.
“Today’s graduation is cause for celebration for our new officers, and I am proud to welcome them into the QPS.”
The FYCs receive their badges from commissioned officers
This induction ceremony was live streamed to allow family and friends to celebrate with their loved ones. You can watch the video here.
These newest police officers will begin their deployments around Queensland in the following stations:
|North Brisbane District|
|Fortitude Valley Station||1|
|South Brisbane District|
|Acacia Ridge Station||1|
|Dutton Park Station||2|
|Upper Mt Gravatt Station||1|
|Mackay Nth Beaches Station||1|
|North Rockhampton Station||1|
|Wide Bay Burnett District|
|Far North District|
|SOUTH EASTERN REGION|
|Browns Plains Station||2|
|Gold Coast District|
|Bribie Island Station||1|
|Karana Downs Station||1|
|Darling Downs District|
|South West District|