Gold Coast police are proud to announce two new additions to their fleet of all-terrain vehicles, Queensland Police say.
The new all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), called The Mule, seat six joining the Rhino’s which seat two and are currently in use across the Coast.
In 2009, the Gold Coast District was the first to trial the unconventional “Rhino” all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in an attempt to allow police versatility in patrolling the unique beach, foreshore and parkland environments on the Gold Coast. The trial was a success and the ATV’s were rolled out across various other policing districts.
Inspector Mick Stenner said the all-terrain vehicles have proven to be an invaluable asset to police on patrol.
“These ATVs provide a good tactical addition to our patrol capabilities. The Mule seats six officers which increases our ability to deploy more police where needed, the seats also fold back so we can carry various types of equipment. The versatility of these vehicles is a tremendous asset to police.” Inspector Stenner said.
The ATVs are registered for use on roadways but are of most benefit patrolling pedestrian access ways, beaches, parklands, car parks, shopping centre perimeters and general public spaces especially during major events.
With the addition of the two Mules the Gold Coast District now have 7 ATVs.
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