A total of 71 new officers have entered the Queensland Police Service (QPS) following a graduation ceremony in Oxley.
The ceremony marked the end of a six-month period of intensive training to prepare the now First Year Constables for their new roles as general duties police officers.
QPS said the graduates ranged from 19 to 45 years of age and came from a diverse range of careers and cultural backgrounds.
It said the graduates were the first cohort to undertake a four-week Recruit Distance Based Pre-Learning Pathway, designed to prepare them for the challenges of the Recruit Training Program.
Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the officers who marched through the ceremonial gates were different in many ways to the fresh-faced recruits who began training six months ago.
“As First Year Constables of the Queensland Police Service, they are now charged with the duty of ensuring the safety and security of the people of Queensland,” Commissioner Carroll said.
Minister for Police, Mark Ryan congratulated the new officers and wished them well.
“Each has a very important role being responsible for the safety and security of the people of Queensland,” Mr Ryan said.