Saturday, July 13, 2024

New Queensland Police Commissioner appointed

Steve Gollschewski, has today been appointed as Queensland’s 21st Police Commissioner.

The State’s new top cop is well known to Queenslanders for his role leading the police response to the COVID pandemic.

Mr Gollschewski led the police operations that included police overseeing hotel quarantine, airport security and border security on Queensland roads.

Commissioner Gollschewski was Queensland’s most experienced Deputy Commissioner, with over a decade in the role, and more than 40 years experience as a police officer.

“I am very pleased to announce Mr Gollschewski as Queensland’s new Police Commissioner,” said Premier, Steven Miles.

“I worked closely with Steve during COVID and he is an extraordinarily competent and experienced leader.

“As Acting Commissioner he acted quickly to initiate new statewide police operations including Operation Whiskey Legion.

“Under his strong leadership, these operations have shown early signs of success significantly disrupted and prevented crime.

“My government will continue to listen to Commissioner Gollschewski and the Queensland Police Service, and together we will deliver a comprehensive and action focused community safety plan.

“Under a government I lead, Police will be provided every possible support in their dedicated efforts to keep the community safe.”

Commissioner Gollschewski said he was honoured to lead the organisation.

“Policing is in my blood, having come from a police family and serving as a proud member of the QPS for more than 44 years,” he said.

“The QPS is a growing organisation with new and varied challenges on the horizon, however, our people are incredibly committed and we will continue to build on our achievements while delivering high quality services.

“Our primary focus is about ensuring the community is safe and feels safe while also making sure our workforce is supported and feels supported.”    

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