Two new police officers joining the beat in Gympie

TWO new police officers will soon be walking the thin blue line in Gympie.

The recruits were among 71 fresh-faced officers who graduated from the Oxley Campus of the Queensland Police Service Academy last Friday.

The First Year Constables completed an intensive 25-week training program before becoming sworn officers.

Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett said the ceremony was the first step in a long and rewarding career.

"I hope that this afternoon's ceremony is a memory that each FYC carries with them throughout a long and successful career with the QPS," he said.

"The role of a police officer is like no other - they are responsible for the safety and security of Queensland.

"There is no doubt that each of these new officers will experience some challenging situations, however there will also be many rewarding and humbling times.

"I wish luck to every officer in their career and feel confident that they will uphold the standards of excellence and service the Queensland Police Service expects of them."

Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller said recruit allocation was based on the police services' resourcing needs.

"These officers bring with them great enthusiasm and open minds," she said.

"The next few years represent a fantastic opportunity for them to work closely with our more experienced officers and learn from... them.

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