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QLD’s first female Police Commissioner to focus on mental health

Queensland’s first female Police Commissioner says she will address mental health when she takes on the top job in July. 

Katarina Carroll is currently the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner, with a lengthy background in policing.

Her experience as an officer started in 1983 and includes 15 years as a detective, where she went undercover.

She tells Ray Hadley she will make addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a priority when she takes on the role.

“The evidence is clear… there are issues in terms of mental health.

“It’s just the conditions, what they face day in and day out.

“I think we need to educate and have that conversation at the front end.”

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