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History of Queensland Police – Complete Timeline From 1864 To 2012

 

History of Queensland Police – Complete Timeline From 1864 To 2012

1864 – Birth of the Qld Police

 On the January 1, 1864 the Queensland Force, comprising of approximately 143 employees, first began operating under its own legislation. The Force itself was divided into Metropolitan Police, Rural Police, Water Police and Native Police. Conditions were arduous and police often worked a seven day week, although they were entitled to every second Sunday free, they rarely benefited from this arrangement. A police officer worked a minimum nine hour day and often more when the situation warranted it. Leave was infrequent. The first Commissioner of Police was D.T. Seymour who commanded the Service for 30 years. Continue reading History of Queensland Police РComplete Timeline From 1864 To 2012