26 September 2023

Agencies join forces to save violence victims

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A new Toowoomba Police facility housing a specialist unit that handles domestic and family violence has been officially opened.

The new premises for the Darling Downs Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Unit is a result of collaboration between the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), which owns the space.

It includes office space, meeting rooms, meal and bathroom facilities, amenities for disabled access, and will be leased to the QPS.

Assistant Commissioner for the QPS, Mike Condon said the new premises enabled the Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Unit to provide a more focused approach to a critical aspect of policing.

“By moving to a dedicated facility, this unit now has the opportunity to co-locate with partner Agencies such as the Domestic Violence Action Centre,” Assistant Commissioner Condon said.

“Police from the unit provide a coordinated, victim-centric service to people impacted by domestic and family violence, elder abuse, disability, mental health concerns and other vulnerable members of our community,” he said.

Assistant Commissioner Condon thanked QFES for providing the use of the facility for such an important purpose.

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Ryan said it was pleasing to see such a level of cooperation between police and QFES.

“It is wonderful to see these two key public safety Agencies coming together to make the best use of a property to serve this community,” Mr Ryan said.

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