First Special Constable sworn in

Published 11:00am 4 August 2023

First Special Constable sworn in
Words by Nick Crockford

Moreton Police District has its first Special Constable with the swearing in of Adam Campbell, pictured above.

Queensland Police Service (QPS) has a new category of constable - ‘special constable (State officer)’ - to strengthen capability, particularly at times of peak demand.

These officers could perform various frontline duties on an ad hoc basis when required. This could include during natural disasters or major events.

“I was initially sworn in in 2020 and had been stationed at Moreton for the two years of my service,” Special Constable Campbell said.

“I resigned (in 2023) to pursue other things but found, though policing is sometimes challenging and confrontational, I missed the diversity, camaraderie and serving the people of Queensland.

“It is great to be back and I look forward to serving the Moreton community once again.”

Chief Superintendent John Hallam said: “Having Constable Campbell onboard at Caboolture will be a great help to fill temporary resource gaps.

“Being a Special Constable allows Adam to contribute to community safety as well as pursue his non policing career.”

Special Constables hold the same powers as permanently employed officers and undergo training to ensure they can perform the same duties and responsibilities.

Special Constable Campbell will work casual shifts with Caboolture station and will be on-call to local officers during times of high demand.

He is the first of a number of officers who have recently left and are considering returning to duty within Moreton.

Visit PoliceRecruit.com.au for more on careers with the QPS.

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