Loganholme Police Officers joined the Member for Macalister, Melissa McMahon, yesterday for the official launch of the new all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for Loganholme Police, Queensland Police say.
The ‘Kawasaki Teryx,’ seats four and will be utilised by officers to conduct operations with a high visibility policing presence in areas previously out of reach due to the nature of the terrain.
The use of ATVs in other police districts have proven to be an invaluable asset.
The ATV allows officers increased mobility in areas where it is not practical to use police vehicles.
The versatility of these vehicles is a tremendous asset to police.
Officers in an ATV
Chief Superintendent of Logan District, Ben Marcus said the ATV will be deployed as a community engagement tool.
“The ATV will allow officers to police this area to ensure the safety of the public and prevent offences occurring,” Chief Superintendent Marcus said.
“Currently we have 13 officers trained to use the vehicle and we plan to have the whole station trained in the near future.”
The ATV was donated through an agreement between the Logan City Council along with the Logan Hyperdome.
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.