75 new officers sworn into Service at Oxley graduation with additional police for Moreton District

Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Ian Stewart today welcomed 75 new police officers to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) during an induction ceremony held at the QPS Academy, Oxley campus.

Graduating as First Year Constables (FYC), the new officers have completed 25 weeks of intensive training, preparing them for their new roles serving the community.

Minister Ryan said police performed a vital role in the maintenance of law and order and public safety.

“On behalf of the Queensland Government, I am grateful to the 75 FYCs who have accepted this responsibility today,” Minister Ryan said.

“Each has sworn they will maintain integrity, professionalism and accountability when serving and protecting the people of Queensland. Queenslanders should feel confident these standards will be met.

“They will help to create a safe environment for residents and visitors, working in partnership with their 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 People Capability Command and wish the 75 FYCs good luck as they embark on their new careers tomorrow.”

The recruit training program provides recruits with a high quality foundation so they can deliver an excellent level of service to the community and ensure 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 they would commence their careers in the Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Northern and Southern Regions.

Of the 75 new police officers, 17 FYCs have been allocated to the Brisbane Region, 16 to the South Eastern Region, 21 to the Central Region, one to the Northern Region and 20 to the Southern Region.

As well there will soon be another class of recruits graduating from the Townsville Police Academy, who will bolster police resources in the state’s north and north west.

With this being his last induction with the QPS, Commissioner Stewart reflected on his own graduation.

“I remember my induction well and I hope this afternoon’s ceremony is a memory each FYC carries with them throughout a successful career in the QPS,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“The role of a police officer is like no other – responsible for the safety and security of Queensland. There is no doubt 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 they will uphold the values expected of a police officer in Queensland.”

The new FYCs will be initially deployed to the following areas:

NORTHERN REGION

Mount Isa District

Mount Isa Station 1

CENTRAL REGION

Mackay District

Mackay Station 4

Mackay Northern Beaches 1

Sarina Station 1

Bowen Station 1

Whitsunday Station 1

Capricornia District

Rockhampton Station 1

Wide Bay District

Bundaberg Station 2

Hervey Bay Station 3

Gympie Station 2

Sunshine Coast District

Beerwah Station 1

Nambour Station 1

Caloundra Station 2

Maroochydore Station 1

SOUTHERN REGION

South West District

Kingaroy Station 2

Dalby Station 1

Moreton District

Caboolture Station 3

Redcliffe Station 2

Deception Bay Station 1

Darling Downs District

Toowoomba Station 4

Ipswich District

Karana Downs Station 1

Ipswich Station 2

Goodna Station 2

Yamanto Station 1

Springfield Station 1

BRISBANE REGION

North Brisbane District

Hendra Station 2

Fortitude Valley Station 3

Carseldine Station 1

Indooroopilly Station 1

Brisbane City Station 1

Mango Hill North Lakes Station 1

Petrie Station 1

South Brisbane District

Inala Station 1

Mt Ommaney Station 1

Upper Mount Gravatt Station 2

Dutton Park Station 1

Calamvale Station 1

Carina Station 1

SOUTH EASTERN REGION

Logan District

Crestmead Station 1

Logan Central Station 2

Beenleigh Station 2

Browns Plains Station 1

Springwood Station 1

Beaudesert Station 1

Gold Coast District

Broadbeach Station 2

Southport Station 2

Palm Beach Station 1

Mudgeeraba Station 1

Coomera Station 2

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