New recruits join Queensland Police Service

SOME 68 new police recruits – including one who will be based in Hervey Bay – have been inducted into the Queensland Police Service.

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The ceremony was held at the QPS Oxley Academy.

The cohort has spent the past six months at the academy and will now undertake a further 12 months of station-based training as First Year Constables, which will see them assessed on their management of a range of real-world policing scenario.

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Deputy Commissioner Stephen Gollschewski said he was pleased to welcome the new recruits who all had their own backgrounds and life experiences, which would be their greatest assets on the beat.

“It is what’s on the inside that makes an incredible police officer,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“With career backgrounds as diverse as child safety and disability support officers, park rangers, pilots, paramedics and even, a QPS communications operator, the range of skills our newest officers have from previous careers and life experiences will only add to the mosaic of skills they can use to serve and protect Queensland.

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“Every little thing our officers graduating today have learnt, dealt with, experienced, and survived is what will make them a great police officer for the QPS.

“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.”

Police Minister Mark Ryan thanked the graduates for wanting to become police officers.

“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.

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“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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