Queensland Police Service inducts 107 First Year Constables into service

Acting Minister for Police and Corrective Services, and Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Furner, today joined Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski to induct 107 recruits into the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The ceremony, held at the QPS Oxley Academy, was an opportunity to celebrate the recruits as they begin their careers as First Year Constables (FYCs).

The cohort has spent the past six months at the academy and will now undertake a further 12 months of station-based training as FYCs.


Three police officers hold their hats in the air to celebrate their graduation

The next year will see each of the graduate officers assessed on their management of a range of real-world policing scenarios as they face the day-to-day challenges and rewards of policing in Queensland.

Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said he was pleased to welcome the 107 recruits into the Service, as he highlighted the graduates’ varied life experiences and diverse backgrounds as some of their greatest policing assets.

“Our job is like no other, and your experience will help us make a difference.” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“Among us today is 20-year-old Brodie, who has previously represented Australia in e-sports before following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather to become a Queensland Police officer.


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First Year Constable celebrates his newest achievement with his family

“Brodie has been posted to Ingham, where he will begin his journey in a career that offers so much flexibility in lifestyle and progression.

“With career backgrounds as retail assistants, chefs, bike mechanics and even, a light rail control room operator, the range of skills our newest officers have from previous careers will only add to those they can use to serve and protect Queensland.

“I wish luck to all our new officers graduating today and am confident they will uphold the values expected of a police officer in Queensland.”

“I would also like to thank the policing families here today who have encouraged their daughters, wives, husbands and sons to follow their dreams with the QPS. You have provided invaluable learning and encouragement and led them to where they are today.”


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Mr Furner thanked the graduates for making the choice to undertake a policing career.

“Our newest FYCs are commencing their service at a pivotal time for the QPS and the Queensland community as a whole,” Mr Furner said.

“Policing is not an easy career choice, and I commend all the graduates here today for making this commitment to your fellow Queenslanders.”

“Our Queensland police officers keep communities safe, and each of these officers graduating today has now undertaken their commitment to deliver the very best service to the people of Queensland.

“It is always exciting to witness the next step in the journey of these new officers, and I thank each of today’s graduates for stepping up to their roles and bringing their own perspectives and life experiences to enrich the QPS.”


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This intake of FYCs will be deployed throughout Queensland in the following stations:

BRISBANE REGION

North Brisbane District

Albany Creek Station: 1

Boondall Station: 1

Brisbane City Station: 3

Ferny Grove Station: 1

Fortitude Valley Station: 1

Gap Station: 1

Hendra Station: 1

Indooroopilly Station: 2

Sandgate Station: 1

Stafford Station: 1

South Brisbane District

Acacia Ridge Station: 1

Capalaba Station: 2

Coorparoo Station: 1

Holland Park Station: 1

Inala Station: 3

Moorooka Station: 1

Mt Ommaney Station: 1

Upper Mt Gravatt Station: 1

West End Station: 2

NORTH COAST REGION

Moreton District

Caboolture Station: 2

Redcliffe Station: 3

Mango Hills North Lakes Station: 1

Wide Bay Burnett District

Bundaberg Station: 2

Maryborough Station: 2

SOUTH EASTERN REGION

Gold Coast District

Broadbeach Station: 1

Coomera Station: 2

Southport Station: 1

Surfers Paradise Station: 3

Logan District

Beenleigh Station: 1

Browns Plains Station: 2

Logan Central Station: 1

Springwood Station: 2

Yarrabilba Station: 1

SOUTHERN REGION

Darling Downs District

Goondiwindi Station: 1

Warwick Station: 2

Ipswich District

Goodna Station: 2

Ipswich Station: 2

Karana Downs Station: 1

Springfield Station: 2

Yamanto Station: 1

Southwest District

Charleville Station: 1

Chinchilla Station: 1

Roma Station: 1

CENTRAL REGION

Capricornia District

Gladstone Station: 3

North Rockhampton Station: 3

Rockhampton Station: 3

Tannum Sands Station: 2

Mackay District

Mackay Station: 3

Mackay Northern Beaches Station: 2

NORTHERN REGION

Mt Isa District

Mt Isa Station: 4

Townsville District

Ayr Station: 1

Charters Towers Station: 1

Ingham Station: 1

Kirwan Station: 2

Mundingburra Station: 1

Stuart Station: 1

Townsville Station: 3

Upper Ross Police Facility: 1

FAR NORTHERN REGION

Far North District

Cairns Station: 9

Smithfield Station: 2

Edmonton Station: 1

Tully Station: 1

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