Showing posts with label Queensland Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Queensland Police. Show all posts

24 May 2019

Crazy Thieves Caught on Video offences across the Logan District

May 24, 2019 0 Comments
Crazy Thieves Caught on Video offences across the Logan District 
myPolice on May 24, 2019 
Police have released vision as part of their investigation into a stolen vehicle which was used during a series of offences across the Logan District on Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12.
Sometime between 10.00am and 3.20pm on May 11, a blue 2015 Mazda CX5 station wagon bearing Queensland registration plates “24MSN”, was stolen during a burglary at an address on Treetops Avenue, Springfield Lakes.
Around 1.00am on May 12, four people forced entry to an Italian restaurant on City Road, Beenleigh, by smashing the front glass doors.
The four people then stole cash from the premises, before running back to the stolen Mazda, which was parked outside.
Officers patrolling the area sighted the four people running from the business to the stolen vehicle and attempted to intercept the vehicle, but the Mazda evaded police on Boundary Street and was last seen heading down Logan River Road.
Around 3.40am, the stolen vehicle was used to force entry to an Indian grocery-store at Kingston Road, Slacks Creek, by ramming the front glass door.
Two offenders entered the store and stole property, before fleeing the scene in the vehicle in an easterly direction along Kingston Road.
Around 2.30pm, police located the stolen vehicle at Dorothy Street, Woodridge, with extensive damage to the rear.
Police are appealing to anyone with information in relation to any of these offences, to come forward.
Please see the below link to access vision in relation to the Beenleigh evade and Slacks Creek break-in:

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 24hrs per day.
Source: myPolice

20 April 2019

QPS Police Large operation, Easter long weekend

April 20, 2019 0 Comments
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

November 29, 2018 0 Comments
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 


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

Source: myPolice Queensland Police News

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08 October 2018

Neighbourhood Watch Queensland on its 30th birthday

October 08, 2018 0 Comments
Neighbourhood Watch Queensland 30th birthday Cake
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

24 September 2018

Queensland Police Service are delighted to introduce you to our cutest new recruits

September 24, 2018 0 Comments

Queensland Police Service are delighted to introduce you to our cutest new recruits

Introducing the P Litter!

myPolice on Sep 24, 2018 The Queensland Police Service are delighted to introduce you to our cutest new recruits, the P Litter of puppies!

Born on July 24, the litter is made up of three males – Punch, Pistol and Phate – and five females – Pammy, Pearl, Phoenix, Prada and Pepper. The pups are adorably learning their surroundings and beginning their vital socialisation training with their foster carers, in preparation for becoming QPS general purpose Police Dogs (PDs).
The birth of the P Litter welcomes a new era of breeding for the QPS Dog Squad with their mum, PD Xena, being the first active working police dog to fall pregnant and give birth to a litter of pups, in QPS history.

Proud mum, PD Xena along with equally proud handler, Sergeant Ash Purvey.
The pups father is also a serving PD, Reko. PD Reko is based out of the Sunshine Coast Dog Squad and has had a very successful career thus far, with his responsibility in tracking and locating offenders including a recent case in July, where he tracked an offender through dense bushland in Kenilworth.
The Dog Squad continues to play an integral role to the QPS with their involvement resulting in up to 1200 arrests each year.
Currently, the QPS has 103 working police dogs consisting of German Shepherds, Labradors and Springer Spaniels.
So far in 2018, the QPS dog squad has had 47 puppies born from five litters of future crime fighters.
Now at eight weeks old, the P Litter pups are destined to spend the next 12 – 18 months with their foster carers. After this time, they will join the dog squad full time and begin their operational duty training.
Good luck P Litter, we wish you a long and successful career!
Source: myPolice Queensland Police News

21 February 2018

Gold Coast Triathlon road closures Sunday 25 February

February 21, 2018 0 Comments
Police would like to remind motorists of upcoming road closures due to the Gold Coast Triathlon (Luke Harrop Memorial) this weekend.
The triathlon will be held on Sunday February 25 with over 2,000 competitors expected to participate in this year’s event. All events start and finish at Mitchell Park, Southport.
Police have been working with event organisers and stakeholders to ensure the triathlon is conducted safely and with minimum disruption to traffic.
Motorists are urged to avoid traveling anywhere along the route during the event due to diversions that will be in place.
Major Events Senior Sergeant Des Hearn said: “Officers will be policing the event accompanied by Traffic Controllers and marshals to ensure public safety and to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses during the Triathlon”.

Sunday 25 February 2018 from 4.00am to 12.00pm midday:
Full road closure of the following Northern (Runaway Bay to Southport) roads:
• Bayview Street from Jennifer Avenue to Lands End Bridge.
• Marine Parade from Lands End Bridge, Biggera Waters to Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters
• Gold Coast Hwy from Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters to Broad Street, Labrador
• Frank Street from Broad Street, Labrador to Loders Creek Bridge, Labrador
• Gold Coast Highway from Loders Creek Bridge, Labrador to North Street, Southport
Police thank motorists for their patience during these disruptions.

Source: myPolice Queensland Police News