The Ipswich region will benefit from having more police on the beat, as 11 new recruits join the ranks in a big boost to community safety.
The first year constables, who graduated from the Oxley Police Academy last week, will be deployed across the region at the Ipswich, Goodna, Springfield, Yamanto and Karana Downs police stations.
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said she was pleased to see the first year constables deployed locally.
“I’m pleased to see our region will benefit from these outstanding new graduates,” she said.
“New recruits are an asset to our local community, as they bring a range of skills and experience to our police.”
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said the recruits had completed intensive training to prepare them for their new roles.
“Queensland’s police receive some of the best training in the world,” she said.
“I thank them for taking on this responsibility and I know they will serve Queensland with honour and integrity.”
Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said the new recruits would increase community safety.
“Community safety is a priority and I know families in my electorate will be pleased to see more officers on the frontline,” he said.
It’s something Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said they would continue to invest in.
“These graduates will ensure our excellent police officers in Ipswich are supported on the ground,” he said.
“It’s great to see our local police academy produce such outstanding first year constables.”
Ipswich Police Station will welcome three first year constables, while Goodna, Springfield, Karana Downs and Yamanto police stations will each welcome two first year constables.