Meet Capalaba Police Station’s Constable Singh

LATEST RECRUIT: Bayside Patrol Group officers joined Constable Singh at Brisbane Sikh Temple earlier this month to learn more about the Sikh religion. Constable Singh is pictured wearing the blue turban, which is part of his Queensland Police Service uniform. Photo: Queensland Police Service
LATEST RECRUIT: Bayside Patrol Group officers joined Constable Singh at Brisbane Sikh Temple earlier this month to learn more about the Sikh religion. Constable Singh is pictured wearing the blue turban, which is part of his Queensland Police Service uniform. Photo: Queensland Police Service

CAPALABA locals may haven noticed another officer on the beat.

Constable Sukwinder Singh has joined the ranks, fresh from serving at Browns Plains and Beenleigh stations after graduating police academy in June last year.

Capalaba station Acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Richter said Constable Singh had already become a valued member of staff.

He could speak three languages – Punjabi, Hindi and English – and belonged to the Sikh community.

Bayside Patrol Group officers joined Constable Singh at Brisbane Sikh Temple earlier this month to learn more about the religion.

Turbans are worn by men to signify their commitment to the faith, with the head covering made part of Constable Singn’s Queensland Police Service uniform.

Acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Richter said he welcomed Constable Singh to Capalaba Police Station.

“It (was) fantastic to get the opportunity to experience part of his culture and it gives the rest of us some understanding of his background...,” he said.