QPS celebrates 94 graduates, but no new officers for the Gold Coast

THE Gold Coast has missed out on an allocation of officers, despite the Queensland Police Service celebrating 94 graduates.

The largest contingent of recruits is headed to Logan (20), while South Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba will each receive eight officers.

Others are heading to North Brisbane (9), Rockhampton (8), Redcliffe (2) and Townsville (7).


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Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the recruits had spent the past 25 weeks in rigorous training, learning the skills they needed to help keep Queensland communities safe.

“I thank the 94 First Year Constables who have accepted the responsibilities of maintaining law, order and public safety in their role as police officers,” Mr Dempsey said.

“They will witness the very best and very worst of human behaviour but, as I found during my time as a police officer, it can be an incredibly rewarding career,” he added.

“I wish each of them the best and hope they enjoy their time with the QPS.”