City set to welcome new police recruits

21 June 2021

Ipswich MPs have welcomed the imminent arrival of new police officers to the region.

The officers graduated from the Oxley Police Academy on Friday, 18 June and will begin their policing careers at stations across the Ipswich District.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard congratulated the officers who will serve Queenslanders as the newest members of the Queensland Police Service.

“I would like to especially congratulate and welcome the seven police officers heading to our region,” Ms Howard said.

“They will provide further support to the great community safety work police in Ipswich do every day.”

Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said there would be even more police officers heading to the region in the years to come.

“As part of the Palaszczuk Government’s boost to policing, the Police Commissioner has determined that a minimum of 150 extra police officers will be deployed to the Southern Police Region over five years,” Mr Madden said.

“That commitment is part the biggest boost to policing in 30 years that will see an upgraded police station delivered at Rosewood and 2,025 extra police personnel deployed across Queensland by 2025.”

Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said the new officers would be supported with state-of-the-art police equipment and facilities.

“The officers are the first to graduate with QLiTE devices, the tablets used by police to enable them to perform checks in the field and issue on-the-spot infringements,” Ms Mullen said.

“We are also supporting police with new facilities, including our commitment to build a new station in Ripley.”

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said two officers would be based at each of the Ipswich, Springfield and Yamanto stations, with one to work from Goodna.

“I welcome the newest Queensland Police Service recruits to the Ipswich Police District,” Mr McCallum said.

“Our region will benefit from these recruits who will be dedicated to keeping our community safe.”