Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news that 11 new first year police constables have been added to the Sunshine Coast Police force.
In a ceremony today Minister Dempsey congratulated and welcomed the induction of 128 new First Year Constables (FYC) from the Oxley Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy. The Minister announced that 11 out of the 128 FYC will be allocated to the Sunshine Coast region.
“These officers are a welcome addition to the Sunshine Coast and will act as a visible deterrent to potential offenders, and reassure local residents.” Ms Simpson said.
“As graduates of the QPS Police Academy, these officers bring with them the necessary knowledge and skills to serve our community,” Ms Simpson said.
“After completing the 26 week training program and now graduating, every single FYC was eager to get to work, and that enthusiasm is exactly what we need in Queensland’s policing ranks,” Minister Dempsey said.
“Congratulations to all of the graduates and I wish them well in their careers with the QPS.”
The State Government is committed to providing an additional 1,100 police officers over four years.
People interesting in joining the QPS are encouraged to log onto www.policerecruit.qld.gov.au for more information.