Mackay Police Station will receive six new police recruits. Photo: Zizi Averill
Mackay Police Station will receive six new police recruits. Photo: Zizi Averill

Mackay gets a new cohort of police recruits

MACKAY’s streets have received a community safety boost with six new police recruit graduates.

Mackay MP Julieanne Gilbert welcomed the news and said six First Year Constables would be deployed to Mackay Police Station after they graduated from Townsville Police Academy on May 25.

“I’m pleased to see our region will benefit from these outstanding new graduates,” she said.

“New recruits are an asset to our local community, as they bring a range of skills and experience to our police.”

Mrs Gilbert said First Year Constables provide a massive boost to community safety.

“Community safety is one of my main priorities, and I know families in my electorate will be pleased to see more officers on the frontline,” she said.

“I wish these officers the very best as they embark on their new careers.”

Police Minister Mark Ryan said the new recruits had completed intensive training to prepare them for their new roles in Mackay.

“Queensland’s police receive some of the best training in the world,” he said.

“I thank them for taking on this responsibility and I know they will serve Queensland with honour and integrity.”

“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to invest in community safety in regional Queensland.”



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