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Seven new officers hit the beat across Townsville


More police are set to hit the streets in Queensland after 79 new officers were sworn in to serve across the state.

The new recruits graduated from Oxley Academy this week before they commence 12 months of station-based training.

Charters Towers and Ingham Stations will have two new First Year Constables, Ayr Station is set to get three new graduates and Townsville will receive one.

Commissioner Katarina Carroll wished new officers well in their new careers, beginning all throughout the state.

“These 79 officers have completed an intensive program to have come this far, and their training is not yet complete," she said.

“The FYCs will be posted around the state from Ayr to Wynnum to Longreach, where they will further embed their newly-learned skills and provide a fresh perspective to their new stations.”

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