131 New Constables hit the beat

21 Dec 2012 12:26 PMJann Stuckey

21 December 2012

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the induction of 131 First Year Constables (FYC) from the Oxley Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy on Thursday.

Ms Stuckey embraced the addition of 3 First Year Constables to local stations within the Currumbin electorate.

“The First Year Constables will start at Coolangatta and Palm beach stations in the coming weeks.

“The officers who were inducted will now form an invaluable part of our local community and I know local residents will join with me in welcoming them.”

The Induction Ceremony marked the completion of 26 weeks training within the Police Recruits Operational Vocational Education (PROVE) program.

“To be admitted to the Queensland Police Academy is an achievement in itself and these graduates have demonstrated they have the determination, strength and resilience required of a police officer,” Acting Police Minister Mr Dickson said.

Ms Stuckey said this reinforced the Newman Government’s strong commitment to fighting crime and making our streets safe.

The LNP is committed to providing an additional 1,100 police officers over the next four years.

People interesting in joining the QPS are encouraged to log onto www.policerecruit.qld.gov.au for more information.

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