26 September 2023

High-vis vehicle patrols police into picture

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Police officers will soon be patrolling in extreme high-visibility vehicles as part of Operation Victor Unison that is taking highly-visible policing in communities to the next level.

The high-visibility vehicle patrols are to target youth crime and enhance public safety.

Police Commissioner, Katarina Carroll said the very nature of operational policing meant officers were constantly on the move.

“The community loves to see our police out on patrol, keeping our community safe and with this new high-vis design, they won’t miss us,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“I also think our new Police Liaison Officer (PLO) vehicles, which will be rolled out in all districts across the State, will be well received by the local communities, particularly with the First Nations artwork prominently featured,” he said.

While unveiling the new police designs on the Toyota Camrys in Cairns, the QPS also announced the rollout of 45 MG HS electric vehicles to be used by PLOs across the State.

The marked hybrid vehicles will feature the QPS logo along with First Nations artwork developed in consultation with Indigenous artists.

The MG electric vehicles are an Australian policing first after the QPS undertook a series of independent tests and evaluations to ensure they were suitable for police liaison duties.

Minister for Police, Mark Ryan said the QPS was leading the way in greening its fleet with hybrid electric vehicles.

“We know this is the way of the future and I commend the QPS for ensuring its huge vehicle fleet is high-tech and sustainable,” Mr Ryan said.

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