On Tuesday, November 19, Acting Deputy Commissioner Brian Codd joined local officers for community members for the official opening of the Upper Ross Police facility.
Construction started for the new facility’s development in January this year, following project planning to establish a new policing facility in early 2017 as a result of reviewing district capability and population growth statistics.
The project to develop the new facility was funded as a part of the Public Safety Business Agency Capital Works 2018/2019 Program Budget, and the total financial cost was $997,000 (excluding GST).
The facility’s nine operational officers have been working out of the Upper Ross Police Facility since April this year.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Codd said this facility was a great new asset to the area.
“The Upper Ross Police Facility has been designed in such a way that it can comfortably meet future growth requirements here in Townsville,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Codd said.
“The modern facility will give these nine officers now based here the capacity and resources needed to enhance their service to this area.
“I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this facility on this growing area after the strong community support for a larger and permanent police establishment here.
“Good luck to all officers as they cement their presence, relationships within the community and continue establishing the new facility as they deliver the high standard of policing responses required.”
The new Upper Ross Police Facility forms part of the Kirwan Division and lies within the Western Patrol Group of Townsville District.