Bosnian Katarina Carroll is the First Female Commissioner of Police in Queensland

Current Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Katarina Carroll, whose parents were born in Ljubuski in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be the next Commissioner of Police in Queensland.

Comm Carroll has headed the QFES since December 2014 and previously served as an Assistant Commissioner with the Queensland Police Service.

In 2012, she served as Operations Commander for the G20 summit, hosted in Brisbane.

She will be Queensland’s 20th police commissioner and the first female.

“The pride I felt the day I first pulled on that blue shirt has never left me,” Comm Carroll said today.

“To now lead this group of men and women is humbling.”

Ms. Carroll’s career started in general duties in 1983 before working as a detective in the drug squad, crime operations and ethical standards.


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