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NQ police academy welcomes 46 new recruits

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Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan joined Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll on Thursday at the North Queensland Police Service Academy to welcome the newest intake of police recruits.

On Friday, March 20, Police Commissioner Carroll announced that the graduation of police recruits who were nearing the completion of their training would be fast-tracked to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 transmissions.

Townsville’s newest recruit intake, which began training on June 22, is made up of 35 men and 11 women who will undertake full training as restrictions continue to ease.

Dependent on a second wave of COVID-19, their training will include a 25-week course that focuses on competent, ethical, efficient and effective training to become a Queensland Police Service officer.

In addition, police recruits will continue to undergo extensive training in physical skills, driving, firearms and field craft.