Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Member for Burleigh Michael Hart congratulated and welcomed the induction of 128 new First Year Constables (FYC) from the Oxley Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy on Thursday.
“After completing the 26 week training program and now graduating, every single FYC was eager to get to work, and that enthusiasm is exactly what we need in Queensland’s policing ranks,” Minister Dempsey said.
Member for Burleigh welcomed the addition of new First Year Constables to the local district within the Burleigh and Gold Coast region.
“These 14 new officers are a welcome addition to the community and will act as a visible deterrent to potential offenders, and reassure local residents.” Mr Hart said.
“As graduates of the QPS Police Academy, these officers bring with them the necessary knowledge and skills to help best serve our community,”
“Congratulations to all of the graduates and I wish them well in their careers with the QPS.
The Newman Government is committed to providing an additional 1,100 police officers over four years.
People interesting in joining the QPS are encouraged to log onto www.policerecruit.qld.gov.au for more information.
[ENDS] 7 March 2013