Historic investment in police delivers for Ipswich

28 March 2022

Four new police recruits have today started work in Goodna as part of the biggest investment in Queensland policing in more than 30 years.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the officers were among more than 120 to graduate from the Oxley Police Academy last week.

“We’re delivering more than 2,000 police personnel across the state, with at least 150 for the Ipswich region by 2025,” Mr McCallum said.

“Along with the new recruits at Goodna, we’re welcoming four at Ipswich station and three in Springfield to further support community safety.

“I’d like to welcome these officers to our local community, and wish them every success for their policing careers ahead.

“I’m also very pleased to announce another three new officers will start work in Goodna in coming weeks, bring the total number of new recruits at the station to seven.”

Mr McCallum said the Palaszczuk Government was backing Queensland’s frontline police with new technology and equipment.

“We’re investing in more body worn video cameras, more police patrol vehicles, introducing integrated load-bearing ballistic vests and more QLiTE iPads for the frontline,” Mr McCallum said.

“And in more good news, plans are underway to move our Queensland Police Academy from Oxley to new facilities just down the road from our local community at Wacol.

“This will mean the proud history of Queensland police training will continue into a new and exciting future.”