IT has been revealed the Gold Coast will receive an additional six police officers and two police dogs after 40 first-year Constables and nine dogs were inducted into the Queensland Police Service this week.
Acting Commissioner Brett Pointing attended Thursday’s graduation ceremony at Queensland Police Service Academy in Oxley, which marked the end of a gruelling 25 week Recruit Training Program for the recruits.
With 50 percent of the graduating officers being female, Acting Commissioner Pointing said both the Service and Queensland would benefit from an increased presence of women on the frontline.
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“A more balanced and diverse police organisation will mean a better service to the people of Queensland,” Acting Commissioner Pointing said.
Of the 40 new Constables, four will be based on the Gold Coast, with one stationed in Coomera, one in Robina, one in Broadbeach and one in Nerang.
In addition, two of the nine police dogs also inducted into the force on Thursday will be based on the Gold Coast with their owners.
Police Dog ‘Viper’ and his handler, Senior Constable Hamrey, and Police Dog ‘Vegas’ and his handler, Constable Mosey will both work alongside General Duties teams on jobs across the coast.