24 April, 2024

New Police Commissioner

The state’s most experienced senior police officer, Steve Gollschewski, has been appointed as Queensland’s 21st Police Commissioner.

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The new Commissioner 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 our roads.

Police played an instrumental role in keeping the community safe and helping to support the strong economic recovery Queensland has since experienced.

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.

The Commissioner has publicly stated that he is dedicated to Queenslanders not only being safe, but feeling safe.

Premier Steven Miles said he is very please to announce Mr Gollschewski new position, having worked together closely during COVID.

“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 state-wide police operations, including Operation Whiskey Legion.

“Under his strong leadership, these operations have shown early signs of success significantly disrupted and prevented crime. Police Minister Mark Ryan called Mr Gollschewski’s appointment as “a good day for Queensland”.

“Steve Gollschewski is Queensland’s most experienced senior officer and he knows what it takes to support enhanced community safety.”

Commissioner Steve Gollschewski APM said he is honoured to be able “to lead an exceptional organisation dedicated to keeping Queensland safe.”

“The QPS is a growing organisation with new and varied challenges, 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 making sure our workforce is supported and feels supported.”


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