New Queensland Police recruits are on their way for Burpengary and Caboolture
Public safety and law and order have received a boost following the induction of 78 new police officers at the Queensland Police Service Academy.
400 new officers will be deployed over the next three years under the Palaszczuk Government’s $171.9 million budget commitment.
The recruits underwent 25 weeks of intensive training to prepare for their new roles serving the community.
Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said recruits would be deployed to high priority areas across the state, including our local area.
“Burpengary Station will welcome an additional Constable following this latest round of inductions,” Mr King said.
“Anybody who swears to serve and protect communities is to be admired and commended.”
Police Minister and State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said people should feel confident in the QPS’ newest members.
“These new recruits will help to create a safe environment for residents and visitors, working in partnership with local communities and other government agencies,” Mr Ryan said.
“First Year Constables breathe new life into the Service with their unique experiences and enthusiasm.
“It’s a privilege to have three join the Caboolture station in my electorate.”
Of the 78 officers sworn in today, 14 are graduates of the fourth Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Recruit Preparatory Program.
This is a 10-week program targeting recruit applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to prepare them for the mainstream Recruit Training Program.
The recruits will report for duty from next week.