QUEENSLAND Police have welcomed 82 new recruits into the service today, with 18 officers to be evenly distributed on the Gold Coast and Logan as part of the Newman Government promise to revitalise frontline services.
Following 25 weeks of rigorous training and Thursday’s graduation, the officers are set to begin arriving in their new communities and stations within the coming weeks.
At the election, the Newman Government promised to deliver 1,100 officers over four years.
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The latest round of recruits takes the total number of officers delivered so far to more than 700 officers.
Member for Coomera, Michael Crandon, said the new First Year Constables would be an invaluable resource to the Northern Gold Coast and Logan communities and provide a visual example of the Government’s commitment to a safer community.
“This Government promised at the last election to make Queensland the safest place to raise a family in Australia, and having more police on the beat delivers on this commitment,” Mr Crandon said.
“I know our community will be well served by the 18 additional officers, who will be part of proactive policing operations.”
The new 86 First Year Constables will initially be distributed as followes :-
- (14) South Brisbane
- (9) North Brisbane
- (9) Gold Coast
- (9) Logan
- (7) Sunshine Coast
- (6) Toowoomba
- (5) Caboolture
- (5) Gladstone
- (5) Ipswich
- (3) Cairns
- (2) Rockhampton
- (2) Emerald
- (2) Hervey Bay
- (2) Maryborough
- (1) Mackay
- (1) Sarina