A Queensland police liaison officer has been suspended amid allegations he assaulted a number of children while off duty.

A police liaison officer has been suspended over claims he assaulted a number of children while off duty.

The 49-year-old was facing allegations of misconduct and was stood down from his duties on Wednesday, police said in a statement.

A police spokesman later told AAP the man was under investigation but no charges had been laid.

The spokesman couldn’t provide details of the alleged assaults, including the ages of the alleged victims.

Police could not say if there was a sexual element to the claims.

The Queensland Police Service website says liaison officers are required to establish and maintain a positive rapport between culturally specific communities and police.

“The role of police liaison officers is to promote trust and understanding through their liaison role by assisting the community and police,” it says.

Liaison officers do not have the same powers as police but may be called on to assist them with law enforcement tasks.