26 September 2023

ACT Police Centre on side of the road

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A new ACT Road Policing Centre has been officially opened in Hume.

The new centre is more over 6,000 square metres and is to serve as the new location for ACT Road Policing, Emergency Management & Planning, Fleet and Radio Technicians.

According to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick Gentleman (pictured left) the new centre will set a benchmark for functionality and fit-out of police accommodation and allow Police to continue to keep the city’s roads safe.

“The ACT Government continues to work with Policing to help deliver state of the art facilities that means that multiple police groups can be housed together,” Mr Gentleman said.

“With the ACT population continuing to grow, we must work to continue to reduce accidents on our roads,” he said.

“This centre will increase Police’s capacity and house the fleet of vehicles that will help protect Canberrans.”

Mr Gentleman said about 80 staff would be based in the Centre initially, but as ACT Policing grows, “with another 120 staff funded by the ACT Government in the next five years, personnel based at the centre may increase.”

The police said the Centre would provide state-of-the-art accommodation for ACT Policing radio technicians, a crucial group within Road Policing capability.

“It will provide greater ability for innovation such as the development of automatic number plate recognition equipment on police motorbikes, a capability developed in-house.”

“The new Centre is located close to the Monaro Highway, which will allow police to deploy across Canberra quickly and easily,” he said.

Mr Gentleman is photographed with the ACT Chief Police Officer, Neil Gaughan.

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