The Palaszczuk Government continues to invest in community safety, delivering new Water Police Boats and more police to the Redland Bay region.
A high-speed barge, the Stewart Kerlin II, and a fast response vessel, PV Sondra Lena, have joined the Redland Bay Water Police fleet.
The Redland Bay Water Police pontoon has been upgraded to accommodate the new vessels.
The number of police permanently based on Russell Island has doubled from two
officers to four.
Police officers in the region have also been supplied with the latest hi-tech gear to do their jobs.
New QLiTE tablet devices have been issued along with body worn cameras and new Tasers.
Police Minister Mark Ryan and Redlands MP Kim Richards were attending a Crime Stoppers function and wanted to thank all those volunteers who contribute to public safety.
“Groups like Crime Stoppers and Volunteers for Policing make such a difference by looking out for their communities.
“While police will always be relentless in their efforts to protect the community, having the active involvement of the communities police serve is vital,” Minister Ryan said.
Member for Redlands, Kim Richards, said the government’s investment in policing in the region was making a real difference.
“New Water Police vessels, more police on the Bay Islands, these kinds of investments make our communities safer.
“I will always advocate for the resources our community needs.
“I know how hard our local police work to look after the community.
“I also acknowledge the big difference community-minded volunteers make to policing and community safety,” Ms Richards said.