EIGHT newly graduated police officers will spend their first year on the job patrolling the streets of the Gold Coast.
Seventy-five new officers were inducted into the service during a ceremony at the QPS Academy at Oxley this week.
The new officers have completed 25 weeks of intensive training to graduate as First Year Constables.
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Of the 75 new officers, 16 will be posted in the South Eastern Region, including eight on the Gold Coast and in Logan.
Broadbeach, Coomera and Southport stations will each welcome two new officers, while Palm Beach and Mudgeeraba will each receive one new First Year Constable.
A further 17 will be stationed in Brisbane, while 41 will take up positions in the Central and Southern Regions.
Commissioner Ian Stewart said the role of a police officer is like no other.
“There is no doubt each of these new officers will experience some challenging situations, however, there will also be many rewarding and humbling times,” he said.
“I wish luck to every officer in their career and feel confident they will uphold the values expected of a police officer in Queensland.”