Wide Bay police see reduction in complaints

SENIOR police officers from across the Wide Bay Burnett have gathered in Maryborough today for a two-day conference to discuss police ethics.

Wide Bay Burnett Acting Superintendent Steve Donnelly said the conference comes at a time when complaints against police had recently seen a reduction.

He said the conference was about focusing on what leaders in the police service can do to encourage police officers to act in an ethical manner.

"We will continue to maintain professional standards," he said.

"We do that because the community places their trust in us."

Supt Donnelly said police officers recognised it was only through the consent of the community that they were allowed to do their work as police officers.

The conference begins today and will continue tonight and tomorrow morning.



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