Seven new officers have been added to the Central Queensland police force in a bid to keep our community safe.
It’s the biggest investment in the service for the region in more than three decades.
State MPs in Central Queensland have welcomed their arrival to the region following their recent graduation from the Oxley Queensland Police Academy in Brisbane.
Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga has congratulated the new officers on their decision to pursue a career in community safety.
“I am delighted to welcome these first-year constables into our community,” she says.
“We will support their efforts to keep our community safe.
“We have a great lifestyle here in Central Queensland and I know that this new first year constable will be warmly welcomed by our community.
“Our local police do an amazing job keeping our community safe and I know the new first year constable will be warmly welcomed.
“They will be an excellent addition to the hard-working police in our region who work around the clock to maintain safety in our community.”
Member for Rockhampton, Barry O’Rourke says the Palaszczuk Government was committed to keeping all Queenslanders safe by boosting police resources.
“It has been a pleasure to meet the seven new police officers, with five of these officers being stationed in Rockhampton,” he says.
“We have committed to rolling out 2,025 extra police personnel over five years to boost community safety.
“We are backing police with the state-of-the-art equipment they need to keep our community safe.
“More body worn video cameras, more police patrol vehicles, introducing integrated load-bearing ballistic vests and more QLiTE iPads for the frontline.”
Five officers will be deployed in Rockhampton, with the remaining two covering Yeppoon and Blackwater.
The state government plans to roll out more than 2000 new officers over the next five years.