Bundaberg Police has this week welcomed two new officers to the local station, with Constable Finter and Constable Devey beginning their careers as First Year Constables with the Queensland Police Service.
The newcomers have spent the past six months training at the academy and will now undertake a further 12 months of station-based training as FCYs.
Bundaberg Patrol Group Inspector Anne Vogler said the new officers were welcomed to the patrol group at an orientation this week and both had their first operational shift last Friday night.
“This is such an exciting moment for these officers who now begin their careers in the service,” she said.
“These officers will begin a 12-month program which sees them assessed on their management of a range of real-world policing scenarios.
“I congratulate them on the incredible efforts they have put into their training to-date welcome them to patrol group to start the next step in their policing careers.”
Both First Year Constables have family history in policing with Constable Finter’s grandfather previously being a Sergeant in the QPS and Constable Devey’s sister already being a Constable in the QPS and brother a detective in the UK.
The two FYCs are part of the 107 recruits inducted into the Queensland Police Service earlier this month.
Acting Minister for Police and Corrective Services, and Fire and Emergency Services Mark Furner joined Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski to induct the recruits into the Queensland Police Service at the recent ceremony.
Mr Furner thanked the graduates for making the choice to undertake a policing career.
“Our newest FYCs are commencing their service at a pivotal time for the QPS and the Queensland community as a whole,” Mr Furner said.
“Policing is not an easy career choice, and I commend all the graduates for making this commitment to your fellow Queenslanders.
“Our Queensland police officers keep communities safe, and each of the officers who graduated have undertaken their commitment to deliver the very best service to the people of Queensland.
“It is always exciting to witness the next step in the journey of these new officers, and I thank each of the graduates for stepping up to their roles and bringing their own perspectives and life experiences to enrich the QPS.”
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