Gollschewski appointed new Police Commissioner

Queensland Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski. | Newsreel
Newly-appointed Queensland Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski. | Photo: Supplied by Queensland Police Service.

Senior police officer Steve Gollschewski has been appointed Queensland Police Commissioner, after acting in the role since the resignation of Katarina Carroll in March.

The public face of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) response during the COVID pandemic, Commissioner Gollschewski led the operations that included police overseeing hotel quarantine, airport security and border security on our roads.

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.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles said, as Acting Commissioner, Gollschewski acted quickly to initiate new statewide police operations.

Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said he was 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,” Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“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.”