66 First Year Constables inducted into QPS
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP is urging the community to make welcome 7 additional police officers who will be starting in the Gold Coast District in the coming weeks after graduating from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy in Brisbane on Thursday.
“I thank the 66 First Year Constables (FYCs) who have accepted the responsibilities of maintaining law, order and public safety in their role as police officers,” Mr Dempsey said.
“Each officer brings with them unique experiences and enthusiasm which they will be able to draw upon while serving and protecting communities across the state.
“Policing can be an incredibly challenging career but, as I found during my time as a police officer, it can also be incredibly rewarding.
“I wish each of the new FYCs the best in their careers and hope they enjoy their time with the QPS.”
Michael said the Newman Government had already taken steps to revitalise frontline services to help ensure all Queenslanders remain safe.
“After years of neglect from the former Labor Government, the Queensland Police Service is undergoing its biggest recruitment drive in the past 20 years,” he said.
“The Newman Government has already delivered more than 500 additional police officers across the state as a part of our commitment to providing an additional 1,100 police officers over four years.”
Michael urged the Burleigh community to make the new police officers welcome once they arrived in the region.
“Our hardworking police officers do a great job at ensuring the Gold Coast is safe and these new officers will help them continue that tradition,” he said.
“I particularly wish to extend a warm welcome to the 7 officers who will be stationed within the Gold Coast District.”
“The new officers will be arriving in the Burleigh area in the coming weeks and I am sure everyone will join me in welcoming them to the Gold Coast community.”
[ENDS] 12 December 2013
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