Queensland Police Launches Largest Ever Recruitment Campaign

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The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has launched its largest ever recruitment campaign in an effort to significantly boost the number of police recruited and trained at its academy in Oxley. 

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With $87.5 million in funding from the state government over five years, the campaign aims to support the force’s ambitious recruitment drive.

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Months in the making, the marketing targets both new recruits and experienced officers nationally and abroad who may be interested in a policing career with QPS. 

Photo credit: policerecruit.qld.gov.au

According to Police Minister Mark Ryan, the campaign showcases the diversity of roles available within the service to attract passionate applicants ready for the challenges and rewards.

“As a police officer, you can have one career that has endless possibilities,” Minister Ryan said.

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The campaign reveals the dynamic range of environments across the state, from urban Brisbane to rural and remote towns. Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers said their organisation’s research showed applicants want meaningful work with good pay and work-life balance. 

“When we highlighted the fact first year Constables could take home a package of $100,000 in their first twelve months for a 38 hour week it proved highly attractive, something they would consider and try,” Mr Leavers said.

“The Premier, Police Minister and Treasurer listened to our advocacy and didn’t hesitate to fund our initiatives. I’m confident Queensland will be a first option employer for people wanting a career in policing,” he added.

Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the QPS wants to recruit people from all backgrounds who want to make a difference. She believes the campaign will generate significant interest in what is the largest recruitment drive in the organisation’s history.

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Incentives like no application fees, cost of living allowances, free accommodation, and up to $20,000 towards HECS or relocation continue to be offered.

Published 13-September-2023