Induction ceremony sees 72 new recruits sworn in to service
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy, Oxley campus saw 72 recruits graduate in a ceremony attended by Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, the Hon. Bill Byrne MP and Commissioner of Queensland Police Service Mr Ian Stewart, this afternoon.
Graduating as First Year Constables (FYC), they have completed 25 weeks of intensive training. The Recruit Training program aims to provide recruits with a quality foundation so that they can provide excellent service to the community and ensuring their policing skills have developed to a level necessary for operational policing as First Year Constables under supervision.
Commissioner Stewart congratulated the FYCs on their graduation and announced that they would be positioned in the Brisbane, Central, South Eastern and Southern Regions to commence their career.
“These allocations are based on the resources, needs and requirements of the Service. We have allocated 18 First Year Constables to the Brisbane Region, 16 to the Central Region, 15 to South Eastern and 23 to the Southern Region,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“I remember my induction ceremony well and I hope that this afternoon’s ceremony is a memory that each FYC carries with them throughout a long and successful career within the QPS.
“The role of a police officer is like no other – responsible for the safety and security of Queensland. There is no doubt that each of these new officers will experience some challenging situations, however there will also be many rewarding and humbling times.
“I wish luck to every officer in their career and feel confident that they will uphold the QPS standards of excellence and service,” Commissioner Stewart said.
Minister for Police Bill Byrne said the 72 First Year Constables should be commended for taking on the role of protecting our communities.
“Police perform a vital role in the maintenance of law and order, and public safety,” Minister Byrne said.
“On behalf of the communities and Government of Queensland, I am grateful for the 72 First Year Constables who have accepted this responsibility today.
“Each has sworn that they will maintain integrity, professionalism and accountability when serving and protecting the people of Queensland. Queenslanders should feel confident that these standards will be met.
“They will assist to create a safe environment for residents and visitors, working in partnership with local communities and other government agencies around Queensland.
“First Year Constables breathe new life into the Service with their unique experiences and enthusiasm. I would like to acknowledge the education and support services provided by the QPS Education and Training Command.”