What is the role of a Queensland police officer?

protecting and supporting the Queensland community • preventing and detecting crime • upholding the law • administering the law fairly and efficiently • bringing offenders to justice.

What are the main duties and responsibilities of a police officer?


  • Deter crimes and assure community through high-visibility policing.
  • Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property.
  • Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators.
  • Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies.
  • Follow rules, guidelines and protocols.

What does a Qld police officer earn?

The starting salary of a First Year Constable is $78,554* per annum, which comprises $64,921* + 21% Operational Shift Allowance (OSA), which is a fortnightly allowance paid to employees who equitably participate in a two or three-shift roster over seven days per week.

What shifts do Qld police work?

Although rosters vary between stations, standard shifts operate between 6 am and 4 pm (day shift); 2 pm to 12 midnight (afternoon/evening shift); and 10 pm to 8 am (night shift) with start and finish times varying between these hours.

Is it hard to get into Qld police?

Many well qualified and committed applicants seek a career with the Queensland Police Service (QPS). Entry is highly competitive and based on merit. The process for selection complies with the Police Service Administration Act 1990 (Qld)​​.

What skills do you need to be a Police Officer?

Some of the most important qualities that a police officer must possess include:

  • Physical fitness.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Sound judgement.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Strong moral character.
  • Sense of ethics.

How long does it take to become a police officer Qld?

around 5 to 6 years
The whole process of becoming a police officer may take around 5 to 6 years, including four years of education, 3 to 4 months to process your application, and then 3 to 4 months for the hiring process (depending on the police department).

How long is police training in Qld?

18 months
Initial service training for Queensland police recruits and constables extends over 18 months, and consists of recruit training and the First Year Constable program.

How long is Qld police training?

Do police officers need math?

Police officers use math to assist them in conducting thorough investigations of traffic accidents. In determining the sequence of events that occurred at an accident scene, officers are called upon to take measurements and discern angles in order to compile the necessary evidence to reconstruct the event.