Boost to Moreton Bay’s frontline with 18 new officers ready for duty

Published 8:00am 1 July 2022

Boost to Moreton Bay’s frontline with 18 new officers ready for duty
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Moreton Bay’s frontline has been bolstered with the addition of 18 new constables deployed to the region following their graduation from the police academy this week.

A total of 129 recruits were inducted into the Queensland Police Service on Thursday, which is the largest number of recruit graduates sworn into the QPS together in a decade.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll also used the graduation ceremony to announce the QPS has adjusted its applicant age limit allowing 17-year-olds to apply to join the Service.

“It’s a great job, it can be challenging at times, but it is also extremely rewarding,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“Similar to successful recruitment pathways in the past, this change for young people who have a desire and a drive to become a police officer, is really exciting as it allows them to explore a career with the QPS that allows them to give back to their community.

“As a Service, we continue to look for people with diverse backgrounds and from walks of life that reflect the community we serve, and I am excited to see what these young people can bring to our organisation in the future.

“Some exceptional leaders of the QPS began their policing careers at the academy as young people and are a great example to others who want to make a contribution to community safety.”

Boost to Moreton Bay’s frontline with 18 new officers ready for duty

Making the community safer

The 18 first year constables will be deployed at the following stations:

• Albany Creek Station – 1

• Bribie Island Station – 2

• Burpengary Station – 2

• Caboolture Station – 4

• Deception Bay Station – 2

• Mango Hill North Lakes Station – 1

• Petrie Station – 3

• Redcliffe Station – 3

Find out more

For more information about applying for the Queensland Police Service can be found online at PoliceRecruit.com.au

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