THE Gold Coast will welcome a squad of new police to the city after another round of First Year Constables were inducted into the Queensland Police Service today.
Eight of the 93 new graduates from the Oxley Academy will be deployed to southern Gold Coast suburbs to tackle a rise in crime.
The First Year Constables are expected to begin work in their new communities within the coming weeks.
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Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the Newman Government had already provided more than 750 additional police officers across the state, well on the way to meeting the election commitment of 1,100 new police over four years.
“I thank the 93 First Year Constables who have accepted the responsibilities of maintaining law, order and public safety in their role as police officers,” Mr Dempsey said.
“These additional officers will provide added support to families and communities across Queensland as part of our strong plan for a brighter future for the frontline policing.”
The new First Year Constables will be initially deployed to the following areas:
- North Brisbane (14)
- South Brisbane (17)
- Hervey Bay (2)
- Mackay (2)
- Maryborough (2)
- Rockhampton (4)
- Sunshine Coast (5)
- Cairns (3)
- Mount Isa (5)
- Townsville (5)
- Gold Coast (8)
- Redcliffe (8)
- Ipswich (8)
- Toowoomba (10)