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10 September 2019

(QPS) Established a task force to prevent, disrupt and investigate suspicious fires

September 10, 2019 0 Comments
(QPS) Established a task force to prevent, disrupt and investigate suspicious fires

Taskforce Overcross established to prevent, disrupt and investigate Queensland fires 


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The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has established a task force to prevent, disrupt and investigate suspicious fires across Queensland.
Taskforce Overcross incorporates investigative, intelligence and other specialist resources as required.
Commissioner Katarina Carroll said as part of the task force, the QPS State Crime Command would coordinate all investigations into suspicious fires around the state.
“Taskforce Overcross will be proactive in working to prevent deliberately or recklessly lit fires.
“Some of the fires could be down to carelessness or a misunderstanding of conditions. However, it appears other fires have been deliberately lit with the intention of causing damage or worse.
“Arson is a very serious offence that can lead to life imprisonment and police will be relentless in investigating any suspicious fires.
“The community is asked to work with authorities to prevent fires. In these dangerous conditions please do not use equipment which could risk sparking a fire.
“Anyone who either inadvertently or deliberately starts a fire is putting life and property at significant risk,” Commissioner Carroll said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form
 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au
 24hrs per day.

Source: myPolice Queensland Police News

09 September 2019

Queensland Police Fire investigation, Pimpama

September 09, 2019 0 Comments
Queensland Police Fire investigation, Pimpama
With Queensland continuing to experience extreme and dangerous fire conditions throughout the state with devastating bushfire being fought in several locations, police are reminding the public of the dangers of lighting fires or committing acts of arson following two incidents at Pimpama yesterday.

Around 3.30pm a member of the public driving past bushland off Rifle Range Road observed smoke coming from a stormwater drain. The man found a small fire and went home, coming back with buckets of water and extinguishing the fire, which had not spread.
Around 4.45pm police were on Yawalpah Road when they noticed smoke coming from the western side of the M1 motorway.
Officers drove to Rifle Range Road, just south of Bull Road where a fire was burning in bushland. Fortunately, the Ormeau Rural Fire unit were also aware and arrived on-scene and quickly extinguished the blaze.
Not only could this fire have had devastating consequences for the local community and wildlife it diverted first responders from frontline duties.
The circumstances of the fire are being investigated with police appealing for anyone with any information to contact them (details below).
Arsonists who deliberately set fire to property are criminals and police will be relentless in investigating suspicious fires.  Under the Criminal Code, a person found guilty of arson may be liable to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.  If someone is found guilty of unlawfully setting fire to a crop or endangering property by setting fire to something they may be liable to a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment.
Lighting a fire without a permit, failing to comply with permit conditions or leaving a fire unattended could lead to significant penalties including hefty fines and jail time. There are total fire bans in place in many parts of Queensland.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form
 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au
 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1901751277


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(QPS) Awards for Excellence in Policing were recently awarded to publicly acknowledge

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Detective Senior Sergeant Kentwell was recognised for her dedication in her role

Awards for Excellence in Policing were recently awarded to publicly acknowledge and reward the achievements of individuals who are contributing to improvements in policing and law enforcement and helping to ensure policing services are enhanced for women.

The 21st Excellence in Policing awards ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, September 4 and was held in conjunction with the 2019 Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP) Conference in Canberra.
Among the award recipients, four Queensland Police Service members were recognised for their efforts in four different categories.
The Most Outstanding Female Investigator Award was awarded to Detective Senior Sergeant Tara Kentwell for her dedication and professionalism applied to achieving exceptional results in cold case homicide investigations.

Senior Sergeant Melanie Wilkins received the award for Most Outstanding Female Administrator. Through her work supporting and encouraging diversity within law enforcement, Senior Sergeant Wilkins supports the recognition of women in the awards sphere.

Senior Sergeant Wilkins receiving her award for Most Outstanding Female Administrator
Principal Strategy Officer Michelle Hayes was acknowledged for outstanding academic record, experience in the criminal justice system and delivering a practical ‘field performance’ evaluation of the utility of GPS-enabled technology in a Queensland domestic and family violence context. For her efforts, she was awarded the Excellence in Research on Improving Law Enforcement for Women Award.

The Integrity and Courage Award was awarded to Detective Senior Constable Amanda Watt for having the courage required to improve the community and law enforcement for everyone.
As this year’s awardee, Detective Senior Constable Watt was recognised for her devotion to investigating criminal and corrupt behaviour in the corrections environment.

In doing so, Detective Senior Constable Watt has shown courage and integrity in complex situations and has particularly defied risk to her personal safety and demonstrated great courage and commitment to treating all fairly through the judicial and incarceration process, despite facing adversity.
Congratulations to all award winners on their outstanding achievements.


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15 July 2019

Taskforce Maxima, Bandidos OMCG arrest, Gold Coast

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
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Over the weekend, police from Taskforce Maxima have charged a 28-year-old Gold Coast man and member of the Bandidos OMCG with multiple offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, evading police, possession of dangerous drugs and driving whilst disqualified.
The arrest follows an incident on Saturday evening where police observed the man driving a stolen vehicle in Labrador. The vehicle attempted to evade police and stingers were deployed to halt the vehicle. The man was arrested by police after a short foot chase.
It will be alleged that police located a number of ecstasy tablets and various identification cards within the vehicle.
He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on 15 July 2019.
Officer in Charge of Taskforce Maxima, Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Bolin said the arrest was a culmination of significant investigations by police in the Gold Coast and Logan Districts.
“We are focused on keeping our community safe and this arrest is a result of extensive police investigations conducted over several weeks,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bolin said.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form
 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au
 24hrs per day.

Source: myPolice Queensland Police News

06 May 2019

Driver of the car Impersonating a police officer Gold Coast

May 06, 2019 0 Comments
487 WCM stolen car
487 WCM Stolen Car Photo QPS
Driver of the car Impersonating a police officer Gold Coast

Police are investigating the theft of a car that has since been involved in a number of offences including impersonating a police officer within the Gold Coast area in the past month.
A dark grey Subaru Impreza (pictured above) bearing Queensland registration plates 487 WCM was stolen from an address on Eden View Drive at Reedy Creek on April 8.
The car has since been linked to several offences including the theft of two Queensland registration plates, 263 YBR from a Worongary address and 959 WTW from a Yatala address.
Around 3pm on April 16, the car was allegedly involved in impersonating a police officer on the Pacific Motorway, southbound near Elysium Drive at Carrara.
The driver of the car was allegedly wearing a Queensland Police Service baseball cap and driving alongside motorists instructing them to pull over, however, police have not received any reports of drivers complying.
Between April 25 and May 5, the vehicle has been involved in at least six different dangerous driving offences throughout the Mudgeeraba and Gold Coast areas.
The vehicle was last sighted by police yesterday afternoon at around 3pm in the Mudgeeraba area with damage to the rear bumper and bearing stolen Queensland registration plates 959 WTW.
Police are urging members of the public to contact police if they sight the car and not to approach it.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form
 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au
 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1900696044

Source: myPolice Queensland Police News



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20 April 2019

QPS Police Large operation, Easter long weekend

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Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP joined Chief Superintendent Brian Swan at a large operation supporting the Easter road safety campaign at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.
South Brisbane Officers conducted one of the many high-visibility operations happening across the state this Easter holiday period.
The extended Easter road safety campaign began on April 5 and runs until April 26 and as a part of that, the QPS is coordinating a state-wide traffic policing operation designed to reduce the number of serious injuries, fatal traffic crashes and road related crime.

This operation coincides with the Easter school holidays and a period in which there is an increase in vehicles using Queensland roads.
Chief Superintendent Swan said that over the Easter long weekend last year we lost four lives.
“It is tragic for both those families and for the families and friends of the 57 people who have died on Queensland roads so far in 2019,” Chief Superintendent Swan said.
The Easter Road Safety campaign will continue to target the Fatal Five – speeding, drink/drug, fatigue, seat belt use and driver distraction/inattention.

There was a heavy focus today on reminding road users across Queensland to be conscious of the decisions they are making and the impacts those decisions could have on themselves, their loved ones and responding emergency services personnel.
Minister Mark Ryan said these decisions are life-changing decisions.
“If you make a bad one, it won’t just be a tragic outcome, it could be a fatal outcome,” Minister Ryan said.
Police were out in force in South Brisbane today and will be across the state throughout the Easter long weekend.


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29 November 2018

QPS wins five police-led project awards Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

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QPS wins five police-led project awards Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has won four out of the five police-led project awards at the 2018 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards in Canberra today.
The awards are a joint Australian, state and territory government initiative, coordinated by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and co-sponsored by the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management.
The QPS received the following awards:
  • Gold: Gold Coast Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce
  • Silver: Connected Women Project
  • Silver: Cairns Child Protection Investigation Unit’s Speak Up, Be Strong, Be Heard
  • Bronze: QPS South West District Blue Light Shearing Project
These annual awards recognise the outstanding contributions being made across Australia for crime prevention, including the development and implementation of practical projects to reduce violence and other types of crime in the community.
Gold Coast Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce
The Gold Coast Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce was formed in 2016 following several homicides involving domestic and family violence on the Gold Coast.
QPS Gold Coast Police District Detective Inspector, Marc Hogan was instrumental in establishing the taskforce in response to a new environment that had emerged that required new techniques.
“Since its establishment, the taskforce has demonstrated QPS innovation and community leadership in developing new relationships, programs, practices and strategies which have delivered substantial improvements in safety for our most vulnerable,” Detective Inspector Hogan said.
“Our high-level professional services are meeting the needs and expectations of victims of violence and homicides have been prevented.”
South Eastern Police Region Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins said work like this is at the heart of policing and a cornerstone of what police officers do to protect our community.
“These awards are important and we as a police service are supportive of them because they recognise and validate the good work that Gold Coast Police have been doing with Domestic and Family Violence and keeping our community safe for all,” Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said.
Connected Women Project
This award recognises the innovative and effective approach and collaborative work being undertaken to ensure an evidence-based approach, backed by evaluation and research, while working together with our community.
Queensland Police Service Acting Inspector Janelle Andrews said Connected Women is a unique, vibrant, women-led nine week program.
“Our program is delivered in partnership with the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia and is aimed at newly arrived young refugee Muslim women,” Acting Inspector Andrews said.
“Senior female police officers work with the women to empower and educate them about violence and reporting, accessibility, safety and the human rights of participants.
“We want to build their knowledge of police, trust and confidence in police and their willingness for future engagement with police.”
Cairns Child Protection Investigation Unit’s Speak Up, Be Strong, Be Heard
Queensland Police Service Detective Senior Sergeant, Michael Gookier said the project was developed in response to the Preventing Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse in West Cairns and Aurukun Report.
“Speak Up, Be Strong, Be Heard aims to develop an ethos of child protection by increasing community awareness of youth sexual violence and abuse, strengthening reporting obligations and improving the overarching agency interventions to these matters within these communities,” Detective Senior Sergeant Gookier said.
“The project is led by two Indigenous police officers, which has greatly enhanced engagement and delivery with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and also ensured the project was developed and implemented in a culturally appropriate manner.”
QPS South West District Blue Light Shearing Project
This project was recognised for addressing the underlying contributors of youth crime.
QPS Acting Superintendent Paul Hart said the project was started to curb and prevent offending behaviour.
“In a time when jobs are difficult to find, the South West District Blue Light Shearing project has provided much needed skills and hope to young people in the south west, affording them work in one of the few industries that has future growth prospects,” Acting Superintendent Hart said.
“The program has already diverted many young people away from offending and violent behaviour and given them hope for the future,” he added.
More information about this year’s award winners can be found on the AIC website

Source: myPolice Queensland Police News 

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02 November 2018

Commissioner launches Queensland Police Service Foodbank Drive 2018

November 02, 2018 0 Comments
Commissioner launches Queensland Police Service Foodbank Drive 2018
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) launched its Christmas Foodbank Drive today with an aim to collect seven tonnes of food for families experiencing hardship at Christmas.
Commissioner Ian Stewart officially launched the QPS Foodbank Drive, which is running state-wide until December 7.
Foodbank a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry that local charities approach for the food they provide to needy families.
This is the second year QPS has partnered with Foodbank, and its first year opening the Foodbank Drive to the general public.
During the drive, police stations will act as collection points across the state for the donation of non-perishable and much-needed food items from members of the public.
The launch took place at the Weinam Creek Boat Ramp in Redland Bay, and was attended by Member for Redlands Kim Richards and the CEO of Foodbank Michael Rose.
Commissioner Stewart said meeting the goal of the drive would have a significant impact for people in need.
“Our goal is to raise 7 tonnes of food this Christmas with the help of the Queensland community,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“In 2017, police employees alone donated over 2 tonnes of food to Foodbank.
“This year we are asking the people of Queensland to empty their pantries and bring their food donations to one of our stations across the state.
“With your assistance, we hope to feed even more families experiencing uncertainty this Christmas.”


The donated food will be distributed to local hunger relief charities and community organisations in each area, so food donations benefit members of the local community who are struggling.
The QPS is proud to be using its wide-ranging community influence to reach Queenslanders throughout the state and help make this a happier holiday season for those in need.
To find your nearest participating station, click here
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Source: myPolice Queensland Police News

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08 October 2018

Neighbourhood Watch Queensland on its 30th birthday

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Neighbourhood Watch Queensland 30th Birthday Cake
Police Minister Mark Ryan and Commissioner Ian Stewart congratulated Neighbourhood Watch Queensland on its 30th birthday and thanked the thousands of volunteers who help to keep their communities safe from criminal activity, at the state conference on Saturday, October 6.
“Neighbourhood Watch remains as important a resource for combating crime today as it was when it was established in Queensland in 1988,” Mr Ryan said.
Addressing the third annual Neighbourhood Watch Queensland Conference on the Gold Coast, Mr Ryan said the organisation encouraged community spirit and worked to reduce the incidence and fear of crime.
“Neighbourhood Watch made a big impact when it was introduced 30 years ago and it remains one of the most important crime prevention initiatives in the state by focusing attention on home security and reporting suspicious activity to police,” he said.
Mr Ryan said he had been advised there were some Neighbourhood Watch volunteers who were still active in the organisation 30 years after being original signatories in 1988.
“The great thing is that people can continue to play a role at any age and I understand there are some volunteers who are now in their 80s and 90s who have been helping to keep their local communities safe for decades.
“They are unsung heroes and I want to thank them for their dedication.”
There are 425 Neighbourhood Watch groups in Queensland and the number of volunteers continues to increase with the growth of the organisation’s social media presence.
More than 500 local events will be staged during Neighbourhood Watch Week runs from October 6 to October 12.
At today’s conference, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart presented awards to police officers, police liaison officers and volunteers in recognition of their outstanding achievements and service to Neighbourhood Watch Queensland.
“The QPS will continue to support NHWQ groups in their efforts to strengthen and connect our communities to ensure a safe and secure Queensland for all,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“Just as the community relies on police to stop crime and make Queensland safer, the police, in turn, rely on the community for support NHWQ provides QPS the opportunity to further build ties and work closely with members of the community.
“I applaud everyone here today for the work, time and effort that you all put into making Queensland communities safer through the Neighbourhood Watch program.”
30 years of crime-fighting celebrated at Neighbourhood Watch conference

20 February 2018

(ADF) in conjunction with Queensland Police Service training at Pacific Fair

February 20, 2018 0 Comments

Australian Defence Force (ADF)
 Australian Defence Force (ADF) 

If you’re in the vicinity Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning (20/02/2018), and Marina Mirage in the early hours of Wednesday morning (21/02/2018) you might witness some unusual activity.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) in conjunction with specialist officers from the Queensland Police Service will be conducting a two-day joint security training exercise to ensure that the ADF is as prepared as possible to support the QPS in keeping Queensland safe during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
As a part of this exercise the public may see and/or hear military watercraft and vehicles, tactical equipment and soldiers carrying weapons and possibly discharging blank/paint training ammunition.
Police would like to reassure the community that there is no need to be alarmed should you hear or observe these activities, it is all part of the training exercise. The locations used have been chosen for their training value and not in response to any threat. Currently, there is no known specific threat to Queensland or the Commonwealth Games, however, the current National Terrorism Threat Level for Australia remains at Probable.
These exercises are an important component of the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring that we host a safe and secure Games.
The exercise will occur in the early hours of Tuesday morning to minimise disruptions to the community.
If you have any concerns about this exercise, please contact Policelink. In the event of an emergency call 000. To report suspicious activity, contact the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au