OXLEY'S newest police recruits have been sworn in as first year constables of the Queensland Police Service.
The 83 graduates were deployed to police stations across the state and started work last week.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey congratulated the recruits and five police dogs who graduated at the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy in Oxley on August 3.
"We are delivering 1100 extra frontline police where they are needed to fight crime over the next four years, and we have committed to deliver 100 of these officers to the Gold Coast and Logan areas," he said.
"We are also bringing 200 police officers from non-operational roles back on to the frontline over the next four years.
"These graduates also bring a wealth of life experience to the QPS with the new police officers coming from a wide variety of previous occupations."
Among the graduates are a mechanic, teacher, sales representative, lifeguard, accountant and restaurant manager.
Commissioner Bob Atkinson congratulated the graduates on their commitment and hard work during their training courses.
"This is a career unlike any other and should be held in high regard as they will be responsible for the safety, security and quality of life of Queenslanders," he said.
"At times, their role will undoubtedly test them, however they will also be privileged to experience some of the most humbling and rewarding accounts of human nature.
"Police perform a vital role in the maintenance of law and order and public safety, and I feel confident in their ability to continue to uphold our tradition of excellence."