Police officer stood down over alleged weapons offence


A Queensland Police officer has been stood down from duty and is set to face court over allegations of weapons offences.

The 49 year old sergeant from the Central Region, which extends from Beerwah in the south to Bowen in the north, has been tasked to perform non-operational duties.

A Queensland Police spokesperson says the officer has been issued with a Notice to Appear in court "for failing to comply with licence conditions pursuant to section 34(1) of the Weapons Act 1990".

"In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct," the spokesperson says.

"This does not mean the allegations against the officer have been substantiated."

Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf

Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm