Queensland Police

Queensland Police

Queensland Police Service
Logo of the Queensland Police Service.
Motto With honour We Serve
Agency overview
Formed 1 January 1864
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Queensland, Australia
General nature
  • Law enforcement
  • Civilian police
Operational structure
Headquarters 200 Roma Street,
Brisbane, QLD 4000
27°27′59″S 153°01′06″E / 27.4664°S 153.0182°E / -27.4664; 153.0182Coordinates: 27°27′59″S 153°01′06″E / 27.4664°S 153.0182°E / -27.4664; 153.0182
Police Officers Approximately 11,000 as of July 2011
General Employees 515 (30 June 2010)
Police Commissioner responsible Ian Stewart
Units List
  • Child Protection and Investigation Unit
  • Special Emergency Response Team
  • Tactical Crime Squad

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is the law enforcement agency responsible for policing the Australian state of Queensland. In 1990, the Queensland Police Force was officially renamed the Queensland Police Service and the old motto of "Firmness with Courtesy" was changed to "With Honour We Serve". The headquarters of the Queensland Police Service is located at 200 Roma Street, Brisbane.

Commissioner Ian Stewart is the present Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service. The Queensland Police will mark 150 years of service to the state of Queensland on the 1st of January 2014.

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