Recruit age limit adjusted as 129 recruits inducted into Queensland Police Service

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP today joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll to induct 129 recruits into the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The ceremony, held at the Oxley Academy, saw the largest number of recruit graduates sworn into the QPS together in a decade, while Commissioner Carroll announced the QPS had adjusted its applicant age limit allowing 17-year-olds to apply to join the Service.

Commissioner Carroll congratulated the new constables and encouraged all Queenslanders to consider pursuing a career in policing.

"It's a great job, it can be challenging at times, but it is also extremely rewarding," Commissioner Carroll said.

"What I'm announcing today is that the QPS is adjusting the recruit applicant age limit to enable more young Queenslanders to kick-start an exciting career in policing.

"Similar to successful recruitment pathways in the past, this change for young people who have a desire and a drive to become a police officer, is really exciting as it allows them to explore a career with the QPS that allows them to give back to their community.

"As a Service, we continue to look for people with diverse backgrounds and from walks of life that reflect the community we serve, and I am excited to see what these young people can bring to our organisation in the future.

"We know that it's what's on the inside that makes you a great officer, and those graduating today have what it takes to make a real difference in our communities from Ayr to Albany Creek - just a couple of the fantastic locations they are headed.

"Some exceptional leaders of the QPS began their policing careers at the Academy as young people and are a great example to others who want to make a contribution to community safety."

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Minister Ryan commended Queensland's newest police officers on the important choice they have made to pursue a career in community safety.

"It is clear that Queenslanders, and particularly young Queenslanders, are seeking purpose and meaning in their career, and our newest constables couldn't be joining the QPS at a better time," Minister Ryan said.

"The newest constables come from diverse backgrounds which will bring a range of skills to the job to ensure Queenslanders are provided with better policing services.

"I commend all the graduates here today and their commitment to enhancing our great lifestyle by keeping the community safe."

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


North Brisbane District

  • Albany Creek Station – 1
  • Boondall Station – 2
  • Brisbane City Station – 3
  • Carseldine Station – 1
  • Ferny Grove Station – 1
  • Fortitude Valley Station – 1
  • The Gap Station – 1
  • Hendra Station – 1
  • Sandgate Station – 1
  • Stafford Station – 1

South Brisbane District

  • Holland Park Station – 1
  • Inala Station – 3
  • Moorooka Station – 1
  • Upper Mt Gravatt Station – 2


Capricornia District

  • Gladstone Station – 2


Cairns District

  • Cairns Station – 8
  • Edmonton Station – 1
  • Smithfield Station – 2


Moreton District

  • Bribie Island Station – 2
  • Burpengary Station – 2
  • Caboolture Station – 4
  • Deception Bay Station – 2
  • Mango Hill North Lakes Station – 1
  • Petrie Station – 3
  • Redcliffe Station – 3

Wide Bay Burnett District

  • Gympie Station – 1
  • Maryborough Station – 2


Townsville District

  • Ayr Station – 1
  • Deeragun Station – 1
  • Kirwan Station – 3
  • Mundingburra Station – 2
  • Townsville Station – 4

Mount Isa District

  • Mount Isa Station – 4


Logan District

  • Beaudesert Station – 3
  • Beenleigh Station – 3
  • Browns Plains Station – 3
  • Crestmead Station – 4
  • Jimboomba Station – 2
  • Logan Central Station – 4
  • Loganholme Station – 2
  • Springwood Station – 2
  • Yarrabilba Station – 1

Gold Coast District

  • Coomera Station – 3
  • Southport Station – 3
  • Surfers Paradise Station – 3


Ipswich District

  • Goodna Station – 5
  • Ipswich Station – 5
  • Karana Downs Station – 2
  • Springfield Station – 5
  • Yamanto Station – 2

Southwest District

  • Charleville Station – 1
  • Chinchilla Station – 1
  • Cunnamulla Station – 1
  • Roma Station – 1
  • St George Station -1

Darling Downs District

  • Goondiwindi Station – 1
  • Kingaroy Station – 1
  • Murgon Station – 1
  • Nanango Station – 1.
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Officer standing in line at their parade
A male officer being sworn into the Service
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A female police officer being sworn into the Service
Male officers being sworn into the Service

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