66 New Constables Inducted into QPS
Local MPs are urging the community to make welcome the nine additional police officers who will be starting in the Brisbane North Region in the coming weeks after graduating from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy in Brisbane today.
"I thank the 66 First Year Constables (FYCs) who have accepted the responsibilities of maintaining law, order and public safety in their role as police officers," Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, Member for Kallangur said.
"Each officer brings with them unique experiences and enthusiasm which they will be able to draw upon while serving and protecting communities across the state."
"Policing can be an incredibly challenging career but it can also be incredibly rewarding."
"I wish each of the new FYCs the best in their careers and hope they enjoy their time with the QPS."
Mr Seath Holswich, Member for Pine Rivers, said the Newman Government had already taken steps to revitalise frontline services to help ensure all Queenslanders remain safe.
"After years of neglect from the former Labor Government, the Queensland Police Service is undergoing its biggest recruitment drive in the past 20 years," Mr Holswich said.
"The Newman Government has already delivered more than 500 additional police officers across the state as a part of our commitment to providing an additional 1,100 police officers over four years."
Mr Holswich urged the Pine Rivers and Kallangur communities to make the new police officers welcome once they arrived in the region.
"Our hardworking police officers do a great job at ensuring our region is safe and these new officers will help them continue that tradition."