Friday, June 21, 2024

Police swarm Ipswich and Logan crime hotspots

The Queensland Police Service has launched a major multi-level operation to reduce crime across the state, with the first deployment of officers arriving in Ipswich and Logan today.

Operation Whiskey Legion will see additional specialist police deployed alongside local officers to target and prevent offences, including vehicle theft and property crime, robbery, assault and Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).

The operation officially commenced in Ipswich and Logan today with a surge in police hitting the streets across the two policing districts simultaneously.

Deputy Commissioner for Specialist Operations, Cheryl Scanlon said the new operation is aimed at keeping the community safe while supporting frontline general duties officers.

“This is a really important piece of work in protecting the community while also making sure that our community feels safe,” Deputy Commissioner Scanlon said.

“We are targeting high-risk individuals that are causing the most harm in our community. 

“This is also about supporting local police on the ground and making the best use of our specialist resources to support local efforts in driving down crime.” 

Ipswich District Officer, Acting Superintendent Jim Munckton said the first deployment of Legion in Ipswich would see a strong focus on high visibility policing.

“The Ipswich community can expect to see extra police on our roads and around public spaces including on public transport,” Acting Superintendent Munckton said.

“We’ll have a really high concentration of police in our shopping centres, city centre, parks and other high-volume areas.

“You will also see Highway Patrol officers intercepting vehicles and conducting random alcohol and drug tests as part of the multi-level operation.”

Operation Whiskey Legion will be conducted in other areas across the state in the coming weeks.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopper

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