First Year Constables graduate from QPS Academy
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP is urging the community to make welcome 8 additional police officers who will be starting in the Burleigh community in the coming weeks after graduating from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy in Brisbane on Thursday.
Mr Dempsey said the state’s newest police officers had completed the 25-week recruit training program to become First Year Constables (FYC).
“I know from experience that being a police officer is a job like no other and extremely satisfying,” Mr Dempsey said.
“Each of these FYCs has shown they have the commitment, dedication and skills needed to help protect the people of Queensland.
“Within this graduated intake, we see officers ranging in age from 19 to 54 and with financial advisors, landscapers, child care workers and police officers from overseas amongst the cohort.
“They will bring enthusiasm and unique life experiences and skills to their new roles. I congratulate them on their incredible achievement and wish them all the best in their careers.”
The induction ceremony also saw the swearing-in of one Queensland Police Service Firearms Explosive Detection Dog, Pezz, who will be deployed to the Explosive Ordinance Response Team in Brisbane.
“The State Government is committed to providing an additional 1,100 police officers to Queensland over a four year period,” Mr Dempsey said.
“In 2012-13 an additional 300 police officers begin patrolling the beat across Queensland and an additional 267 officers are expected to join the police service in 2013-14.”
Michael has urged the Burleigh community to make the new police officers welcome once they arrived in the region.
“Our hardworking police officers do a great job at ensuring the Burleigh is safe and these new officers will help them continue that tradition,” Mr Hart said.
“The new officers will be arriving in the Burleigh area in the coming weeks and I am sure everyone will join me in welcoming them to the Burleigh community.”
[ENDS] 8 August 2013
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