Moreton Bay’s frontline boosted with an additional seven police officers stationed to the region

Published 9:00am 8 October 2022

Moreton Bay’s frontline boosted with an additional seven police officers stationed to the region
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

More First Year Constables are set to hit the streets of Moreton Bay to protect and serve the community following their graduation from the police academy this week.

A total of seven officers will begin their careers in the region, with three officers to be stationed at Redcliffe, two at Caboolture, one at Mango Hills North Lakes and one at Albany Creek.

They were among 107 recruits who graduated from the Queensland Police Academy in Oxley on Thursday.

The cohort has spent the past six months at the academy and will now undertake a further 12 months of station-based training as First Year Constables.

The next year will see each of the graduate officers assessed on their management of a range of real-world policing scenarios as they face the day-to-day challenges and rewards of policing in Queensland.

Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said he was pleased to welcome the 107 recruits into the Service, as he highlighted the graduates’ varied life experiences and diverse backgrounds as some of their greatest policing assets.

“Our job is like no other, and your experience will help us make a difference.” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“With career backgrounds as retail assistants, chefs, bike mechanics and even a light rail control room operator, the range of skills our newest officers have from previous careers will only add to those they can use to serve and protect Queensland.

“I wish luck to all our new officers and am confident they will uphold the values expected of a police officer in Queensland.”

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