Police officer charged after allegedly escorting daughter into Qld from NSW

The police officer accused of sneaking his daughter over the Queensland border from New South Wales has now officially been charged.

The 55-year-old senior constable from Brisbane was suspended earlier this week, after allegedly driving down to the Gold Coast while on shift and escorting his 20-year-old daughter through the checkpoint.

That’s despite the daughter not having a valid reason to cross the border after driving through New South Wales from the ACT.


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Border police raised the alarm after the alleged incident happened on September 15, prompting an investigation.

The officer was suspended and a criminal investigation began earlier this week.

He’s now been issued a Notice to Appear for the alleged offence of ‘misconduct in relation to public office’, and will front Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 18.

The 20-year-old daughter has been issued a penalty infringement notice over her alleged involvement and remains in hotel quarantine.

Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf

Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm

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