Respond, protect and reassure – high visibility policing in Brisbane CBD

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This afternoon, Assistant Commissioner Peter Crawford launched the new Brisbane City Crowded Places Team at King George Square, Queensland Police say.

This new team will focus on performing high visibility patrols in crowded spaces with a goal to reduce crime and provide a safer community for everyone to enjoy.

Operating out of the Brisbane City Station, the Crowded Places Team will employ tactics such as the use of Segways, iLoad vans, an ATV and trail bikes, to enhance their presence and visibility in Brisbane CBD’s crowded places.

The team will also work hand in hand with the bike squad, who already have the ability to be visible and move freely throughout the CBD.

Assistant Commissioner Crawford and Inspector Stephen Collins with the high visibility policing team.

Assistant Commissioner Crawford said the new high visibility team would improve community safety.

“High visibility policing, first response calls for service and targeting crime trends are all high priorities for police in Brisbane,” Assistant Commissioner Crawford said.

“The mission of the team is to reassure the community, maintain safety, enforce the law and promptly respond to calls for service

“Following on from the success of similar team models in other jurisdictions internationally, coupled with the high visibility operations utilised during the Commonwealth Games, we are confident that the Crowded Places Team will have a positive impact on safety in the Brisbane CBD.”

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