Induction ceremony sees new recruits sworn in to service
Today the Queensland Police Service Academy, Townsville campus saw 38 recruits graduate in a ceremony attended by Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.
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 First Year Constables under supervision.
Minister for Police Mark Ryan thanked the graduates for their commitment and dedication in keeping Queensland safe.
“Police perform a vital role in the maintenance of law and order, and public safety; and on behalf of the communities and the Palaszczuk Government , I am grateful for the 38 First Year Constables who have accepted this responsibility today,” Minister Ryan said.
“Each of today’s recruits have sworn that they will maintain integrity, professionalism and accountability when serving and protecting the people of Queensland. Queenslanders should feel confident that these standards will be met.
“First Year Constables breathe new life into the Service with their unique experiences and enthusiasm.
“Our Queensland Police do a fantastic job in protecting our communities and I wish today’s new recruits the best of luck in their future endeavours within the Queensland Police Service."
Commissioner Stewart congratulated the FYCs on their graduation and announced that they would commence their careers in the Northern, Central and South Eastern regions.
“These allocations are based on the resources, needs and requirements of the Service. We have allocated 31 First Year Constables to the Northern Region, five to the Central Region and two to the South Eastern Region,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“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.
“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 every officer well in their career and am confident that they will uphold the QPS standards of excellence and service.”