Today the Queensland Police Service Academy, Townsville campus saw the first group of recruits for 2015 graduate in an induction ceremony attended by Commissioner of Police Ian Stewart.
Graduating as First Year Constables (FYC), the 23 recruits completed the 25 week Recruit Training Program. The program aims to provide recruits with a quality foundation so that they can provide excellent service to the community and ensuring their policing skills have developed to a level necessary for operational policing as First Year Constables under supervision.
The FYCs originate from Australia, Germany, England, New Zealand and South Africa, and bring with them life experiences from diverse backgrounds with previous occupations including Personal Trainer, Labourer, Cashier, Storeman, Disability Support Officer and Personal Banker.
Commissioner Stewart congratulated the FYCs on their graduation and announced that they would be positioned in the Far North and Townsville districts to commence their career.
“I remember my induction ceremony well and I hope that this afternoon’s ceremony is a memory that each FYC carries with them throughout a long and successful career within the QPS,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“The role of a police officer is like no other – responsible for the safety and security of Queensland. There is no doubt that each of these new officers will experience some challenging situations, however there will also be many rewarding and humbling times.
“I wish luck to every officer in their career and feel confident that they will uphold the QPS standards of excellence and service,” Commissioner Stewart said.
The new FYCs will be initially deployed to the following areas:
- Cairns (3)
- Smithfield (2)
- Edmonton (2)
- Kirwan (5)
- Townsville (6)
- Mundingburra (2)
- Deeragun (2)
- Stuart (1)