New police recruits to boost community safety

31 July 2020

Community safety will be boosted with new police recruits graduating from Oxley Police Academy in the first formal induction since January.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said three First Year Constables would be deployed locally, two in Goodna and one in Springfield.

“Now, more than ever, it’s important our communities feel safe,” Mr McCallum said.

“Queensland police academies produce the best new recruits in the world.

“I wish these officers the very best as they embark on a career with the Queensland Police Service, and I look forward to welcoming them to Goodna.”

Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said formal induction ceremonies had resumed with social distancing measures in place.

“In March the Queensland Police Commissioner made the decision to fast-track police graduations,” Ms Mullen said.

“This decision was made to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the academies, and immediately boost the number of frontline officers.

“Social distancing requirements have prevented graduates from celebrating with a formal ceremony, with police instead opting for a small, private swearing-in.”

Minister for Police Mark Ryan said the First Year Constables had completed intensive training to prepare them for their new roles.

“Labor has delivered a record number of police along with a record $2.6 billion police budget,” Mr Ryan said.

“Under this government, more than 12,000 sworn police keep communities safe every day.”