Steve Gollschewski appointed as Queensland Police Commissioner

  • Steve Gollschewski appointed Queensland’s new Police Commissioner.
  • As the most experienced senior officer in Queensland, Commissioner Gollschewski brings decades of expertise.
  • New Commissioner states his ambition is for all Queenslanders to not only be safe, but also to feel safe.

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

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.

Quotes attributable to Premier Steven Miles:

“I am very pleased to announce Mr Gollschewski as Queensland’s new Police Commissioner.

“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.”

Quotes attributable to Police Minister Mark Ryan:

“This is 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.

“Queenslanders know they can rely on Steve Gollschewski.

“We saw that during the response to COVID.

“And Queenslanders will see the same level of commitment from Steve as Police Commissioner.”

Quotes attributable to Commissioner Steve Gollschewski APM:

“I am honoured to lead an exceptional organisation dedicated to keeping Queensland safe. “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. “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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