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Monday, May 27, 2024

Police service receives needed boost

A COHORT of newly appointed first year constables have been welcomed into the Queensland Police Service after a graduating ceremony in Brisbane recently.

This graduating class were the first officers to be welcomed into the ranks for 2024, with an additional 592 police recruits currently in training at academies in Brisbane and Townsville.

Out of the 88 graduates, Atherton will receive three new officers while four will be stationed in Mareeba.

Over the next 12 months, the constables will undertake further station-based training where they will undergo mentorship, development and assessment on the job, putting their 36-weeks of training, in which they learn to examine problems taken from everyday policing situations, into practice as they are deployed from Mudgeeraba to Mareeba and beyond.

These skills are vital to their frontline roles as they will provide essential and unique support to their communities.

Queensland Police Service commissioner Katarina Carroll extended a warm welcome to the 88 new constables.

“Your dedication and commitment to training can be attributed to the high standards you hold for yourselves,” she said.

“It is inspiring to see many of you following in the paths of your relatives who are current or previously in policing careers and your own commitment to protect and serve your communities.

“We are a service made up of invaluable individuals whose knowledge, culture and experiences make us stronger as a whole.

“Your journey promises a fulfilling and rewarding career where your every effort contributes to the protection and safety of the Queensland community.”

This cohort of graduates brings with them a variety of professional backgrounds and transferable skills including defence, social work and as skilled tradespeople.

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