SEVEN new police recruits will spend their first year in the force on the Gold Coast.
The group are among 78 new police officers who were sworn into the Queensland Police Service after completing 25 weeks of intensive training to prepare for their new roles serving the community.
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the arrival of the seven recruits to the Gold Coast was much anticipated.
“I’m pleased to announce three first-year Constables will be deployed to Nerang Station shortly,” Ms Scanlon said.
“Southport, Coomera and Broadbeach will share the remaining four officers as we work towards a safer Gold Coast for everyone.”
The Queensland Government has promised to boost police numbers by 400 officers over the next three years to keep Queenslanders safe.
“400 new officers over the next three years will ensure the QPS is adequately resourced to serve communities,” Ms Scanlon said.
“I’m proud to be part of a government that supports frontline services.”