Five of the 55 new police officers who graduated in Townsville yesterday will be assigned to the Mount Isa Police District.
Minister for Police Mark Ryan joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll in congratulating the latest round of police recruits to graduate and join the Queensland Police Service.
In a graduation ceremony, the 55 police recruits officially celebrated the completion of their training and will now start their policing careers as First Year Constables.
Commissioner Carroll said they came from diverse backgrounds, bringing new perspectives.
"These First Year Constables have joined us from local areas such as Atherton and Townsville, while others are from across the globe including New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom," Commissioner Carroll said.
"Some have had their hearts set on becoming police officers all their lives, while others have previous career experience in industries including education, sports medicine and the Australian Defence Force.
"By becoming part of the QPS, they are bringing with them a wide-range of life experiences which will no doubt be beneficial to the service."
Police Minister Mark Ryan said the new officers would be based across regional and remote areas in central and northern Queensland.
"The Queensland Government values our regional and remote communities and is committed to ensuring people living in these areas feel safe and secure," Minister Ryan said.
The new officers will be initially deployed at the following stations:
Far North District
Cairns Station 6
Edmonton Station 5
Smithfield Station 4
Mossman Station 1
Gordonvale Station 1
Kirwan Station 6
Townsville Station 6
Mundingburra Station 4
Ingham Station 2
Ayr Station 2
Stuart Station 1
Charters Towers Stn 1
Mount Isa District
Mount Isa Station 5
Mackay Station 6
Rockhampton Station 3
Nth Rockhampton Stn 2
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