A SQUAD of newly graduated police officers will spend their first year in the force on the Gold Coast.
Ten out of 70 new recruits recently sworn in at a graduation ceremony at the Queensland Police Academy in Oxley will be deployed to the Coast.
The officers have just completed 25 weeks of intense training and will take up new positions in Broadbeach, Southport, Nerang, Palm Beach, Coomera and Runaway Bay.
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Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon welcomed the officers to the Gold Coast.
“They have dedicated their careers to keeping Queenslanders safe and we wish them all the best for the future,” she said.
“They are part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to increase the number of police on our streets and they will perform a highly valued service to our community.”
The Queensland Government has promised to boost police numbers by 535 officers over four years.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said the allocation of the latest recruits was based on the resources, needs and requirements of the Service.