Eighty-nine new recruits are celebrating the beginning of their challenging careers within the Queensland Police Service (QPS), after graduating at the Oxley Police Academy.
The new First Year Constables (FYC) were officially inducted into the QPS last Thursday by Police Minister Mark Ryan, Commissioner Katarina Carroll and Assistant Commissioner Mark Kelly, after completing 36-weeks at the academy where they underwent extensive training in physical skills, driving, firearms and field craft.
Over the next 12 months, the FYCs will undertake a further station-based training, which will see them assessed on their management of a range of real-world policing scenarios.
These skills will provide essential value across the sunshine State, as the graduates are deployed throughout Queensland to protect and serve communities.
Logan will see eight of the 89 recruits stationed across the city. Crestmead Station, Logan Central Station, Browns Plains Station, Loganholme Station, Beenleigh Station, and Springwood Station will all see one new FYC while Jimboomba Station will see two.
“I would like to extend a very warm welcome our 89 new First Year Constables,” said Commissioner Katarina Carroll.
“Your dedication and commitment to training can be attributed to the high standards you hold for yourselves.
“It is wonderful to see how many of you have relatives currently or previously in policing, showing your generational commitment to protecting and serving your communities.”