Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has announced 12 new police for the Gold Coast as part of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s commitment to an extra 266 new police statewide over the next year.
Minister Miller said the Coast’s new recruits were among 89 First Year Constables sworn into the Queensland Police Service at a special ceremony in Brisbane today.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is committed to keeping the people of the Gold Coast safe and that’s why we’re delivering new police for this busy region,” Minister Miller said.
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“The Gold Coast is famous the world over for its sun, surf and sand. People flock from every corner of the globe to experience for themselves the incredible beaches and vibrant nightlife the Coast has to offer – that’s why one of my top priorities as Police Minister is to ensure locals and visitors alike always feel safe and secure.
“From my visits to the Gold Coast, I know that officers are also hard at work tackling issues that matter to locals such as organised crime and domestic violence.”
Minister Miller said the Coast’s twelve new officers would be posted to some of the Coast’s busiest stations.
“Three officers each will be posted to Southport and Nerang stations, two to Broadbeach and one each to Mudgeeraba, Robina,
Palm Beach and Runaway Bay,” Minister Miller said.
“Over the next year these officers will take on a range of duties and learn from some of the Coast’s most experienced officers.
“Our Government deeply appreciates the hard work of our police to keep the people of the Coast Coast safe. We know that policing on the Gold Coast can be extremely challenging – but I also know that our officers there are extremely resilient and our new recruits are no exception.
“With over 1.5 million interactions between police and the public on the Gold Coast each year, it’s an incredibly busy place to learn and I have no doubt the Coast’s new officers will be warmly welcomed by the community.
“I wish them all the best for their careers ahead.”