Katarina Carroll has been sworn in as Queensland police commissioner, making her the primary girl to carry the highest job.
Ms Carroll started a distinguished policing profession 26 years in the past earlier than taking up the position of Queensland Fireplace and Emergency Companies Commissioner in December 2014.
She replaces Ian Stewart, who resigned after six years because the state’s high cop and 46 years within the police service.
Ms Carroll is Queensland’s 20th police commissioner.
“I’m honoured to tackle the position to serve not simply this glorious however the entire state of Queensland,” she instructed reporters.
She’s going to embark on a listening tour within the coming weeks to fulfill with troops face-to-face.
“I wish to work carefully with my frontline – have a look at their well being, their wellbeing and specifically their psychological well being.
“I’ve at all times lower via the layers and gone straight to the entrance line when it comes to what their points are. I’ll proceed to try this as a result of I want to listen to from them.”
The commissioner stated safety towards terrorism would proceed to be a precedence and vowed to make the service extra environment friendly.
There was additionally a warning: unhealthy behaviour from gives is not going to be tolerated.
“I count on them to be probably the most skilled officer they are often, not solely working with one another but in addition serving the neighborhood.”
Ms Carroll’s profession began basically duties in 1983 earlier than working as a detective within the drug squad, crime operations and moral requirements.