Commissioner Ian Stewart and Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland the Hon. Coralee O’Rourke MP, have congratulated 35 new recruits who were sworn into the Queensland Police Service at an induction ceremony at the Townsville RSL on Friday, December 16.
Graduating as First Year Constables (FYC), they have completed 25 weeks of intensive training. The Recruit Training program aims to provide recruits with a quality foundation so that they can provide excellent service to the community and ensure their policing skills have developed to a level necessary for operational policing as FYCs under supervision.
Commissioner Stewart congratulated the FYCs on their graduation and announced that they would be positioned in the Central and Northern regions to commence their careers.
“These allocations are based on the resources, needs and requirements of the Service. We have allocated three FYCs to the Central Region and 32 to the Northern Region,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“I remember my induction ceremony well and I hope that this ceremony is a memory that each FYC carries with them throughout a long and successful career within the QPS.
“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.