District Officer Superintendent Craig Hawkins inducted Sunshine Coast’s first Special Constable, Sam Smith, to begin duty at Nambour Police Station on Friday 10 November.
Special Constables were permitted through an amendment to the Police Service Administration Act 1990 and allows the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to offer employment opportunities to retired and former QPS officers.
Special Constables will perform front line general policing duties and have full police powers.
They will bolster front line capability and be engaged on a demand basis and as operationally required to perform front line policing duties.
The Sunshine Coast District said it was lucky to have Special Constable Smith.