Today, Commissioner Katarina Carroll welcomed 83 new officers to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) following a graduation ceremony at the Oxley Police Academy.
This is the first group of Police Recruits to fast-track their graduation following a statement from Commissioner Carroll today.
The decision came to reduce the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 in Queensland Police Academies, which house over 750 recruits and training staff across three campuses.
Commissioner Carroll said by fast-tracking the graduation ceremony, it will immediately bolster the number of front-line police officers.
“These decisions have not been taken lightly by the leadership of the Queensland Police Service, however they achieve two key objectives – they remove a significant number of people out of the Academy thus removing some of the risks,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“And it also provides much needed police officers for the front line at a critical time not only for the Police Service but for the people of Queensland.”
Commissioner Carroll said the new First Year Constables (FYC) have spent months building a strong foundation to enable them to deliver an excellent level of service as they begin their policing careers.
“I am filled with pride and have confidence in the future of the Service. These new recruits will contribute to the Queensland Police Service’s unrelenting commitment to community safety,” Commissioner Carroll said.
The new First Year Constables will be initially deployed to the following areas:
|North Brisbane District|
|Fortitude Valley Station||4|
|Ferny Grove Station||1|
|South Brisbane District|
|Upper Mount Gravatt Station||2|
|Mt Ommaney Station||2|
|Wide Bay Burnett District|
|Upper Ross Station||1|
|Far North District|
|SOUTH EASTERN REGION|
|Browns Plains Station||1|
|Logan Central Station||5|
|Gold Coast District|
|Darling Downs District|
|South West District|