Monday, July 22, 2024

Buderim blue line gets mobile

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is planning to establish a new, mobile police beat that will service the Buderim community.

Police Minister, Mark Ryan said the deployment of a mobile police van was the way of the future for community policing.

“This is yet another example of the innovative thinking that Queensland’s world-class police service brings to bear on matters of community safety,” Mr Ryan said.

“I have seen mobile police beats in operation and the advantages they offer.

“These mobile police vans take police to the community and it does mean that people in local communities will see more police, more often.”

In a statement, QPS said the new initiative would mean that local police were more visible in their local communities.

“It means the community will see police more often on active patrols in and around Buderim, which is a win for community safety,” it said.

Mr Ryan said that officers would be able to take crime reports, victim statements, conduct field interviews and boost safety with a more visible policing presence using the mobile van initiative.

“This initiative is a hallmark of the modern, agile, proactive service that police in Queensland provide,” he said.

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