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    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    More Body Worn Cameras for Queensland Police

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    More Body Worn Cameras for Queensland Police

    Minister for Police Mark Ryan has today announced the commencement of stage two of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) statewide roll out of body worn cameras (BWC).

    Minister Ryan said the stage two roll out of BWC will see the total number of devices in use across Queensland increase to 5,100.

    “The Palaszczuk Government allocated more than $6 million over three years to provide BWCs to our frontline men and women to help keep them safe,” Minister Ryan said.

    “With 2400 new BWCs distributed throughout the state as part of stage 2, as well as the redeployment of existing cameras to identified stations, the Palaszczuk Government has delivered the largest roll out of BWCs in Australia and the third in the world.

    Minister Ryan said in 2016, stage one of the BWC roll out delivered cameras for 26 police stations, 47 road policing units and 13 tactical crime squads within the south-east, central and north Queensland.

    “The Stage 2 rollout will see BWC equipment and training rolled out to an additional 142 police stations by December 2017. The deployment of all 5100 BWCs will see this capability delivered to a total of 168 police stations throughout the state,” Minister Ryan said.

    “This is a significant advancement for the Service and will almost double the existing fleet of BWCs and delivers on this Government’s commitment to keeping our frontline officers safe.

    “Frontline police including general duties officers and specialist police such as Road Policing Command officers, tactical crime units, rapid action and patrols groups benefited from stage one of the BWC roll out, and now we are expanding this across Queensland.”

    Commissioner Ian Stewart said the further roll out of BWC was a significant advancement for the QPS and the new technology would deliver improved performance and services for the community.

    “BWC have seen significant benefits to the Service, and the community, including saving officers a minimum of 10 minutes a shift, and enhanced evidence gathering and storing techniques,” Commissioner Stewart said.

    “BWC have assisted officers in dealing with a number of operational situations, including serious incidents such as domestic and family violence and alcohol-fuelled violence through enhanced evidence gathering.

    “Extra training will be provided throughout the state with the stage two roll out expected to be completed in December 2017,” Commissioner Stewart said.

    Locations receiving Body Worn Cameras as part of the July 2017 roll-out:

    Gold Coast District

    Coolangatta

    Coomera

    Mudgeeraba

    Nerang

    Palm Beach

    Robina

    Runaway Bay

     

    Logan District

    Beaudesert

    Beenleigh

    Browns Plains

    Crestmead

    Jimboomba

    Logan TCS

    Loganholme

    North Tamborine

    Springwood

     

    Mackay District

    Bowen

    Calen

    Carmila

    Mackay TCS

    Mackay Northern Beaches

    Moranbah

    Sarina

    Whitsunday

     

    Capricornia District

    Blackwater

    Emerald

    Gladstone

    Gracemere

    Mount Morgan

    Tannum Sands

    Woorabinda

    Yeppoon

     

    Far Northern District

    Atherton

    Bamaga

    Coen

    Cooktown

    Edmonton

    Hope Vale

    Innisfail

    Kowanyama

    Kuranda

    Laura

    Lockhart River

    Mareeba

    Mission Beach

    Mossman

    Pormpuraaw

    Port Douglas

    Smithfield

    Thursday Island

    Tully

    Weipa

    Wujal

    Yarrabah

     

    Townsville District

    Ayr

    Charters Towers

    Clare

    Deeragun

    Giru

    Greenvale

    Halifax

    Home Hill

    Ingham

    Kirwan

    Mundingburra

    Prairie

    Richmond

    Rollingstone

    Stuart

    Townsville (Vincent)

     

    Mt Isa District

    Cloncurry

    Mornington Island

    Mount Isa

     

    PSRT

    Dog Squad

     

    Wide Bay Burnett District

    Bundaberg

    Gympie

    Hervey Bay

    Maryborough TCS

     

    Sunshine Coast District

    Beerwah

    Caloundra

    Coolum

    Kawana Waters

    Maroochydore

    Nambour

    Noosa Heads

    Sunshine Coast TCS

     

    Ipswich District

    Booval

    Goodna

    Karana Downs

    Lowood

    Springfield

    Yamanto

     

    Darling Downs District

    Gatton

    Goondiwindi

    Laidley

    Oakey

    Stanthorpe

    Toowoomba TCS

    Warwick

     

    South West District

    Cherbourg

    Cunnamulla

    Dalby

    Kingaroy

    Longreach

    Murgon

    Nanango

    Roma

    St George

     

    Moreton District

    Bribie Island

    Redcliffe TCS

     

    North Brisbane District

    Albany Creek

    Carseldine

    Dayboro

    Ferny Grove

    Hendra

    Indooroopilly

    Mango Hill / North Lakes

    Petrie

    Sandgate

    Stafford

    The Gap

     

    South Brisbane District

    Acacia Ridge

    Annerley

    Calamvale

    Capalaba

    Carina

    Cleveland

    Coorparoo

    Dunwich

    Dutton Park

    Holland Park

    Inala

    Macleay Island

    Moorooka

    Morningside

    Mount Ommaney

    Redland Bay

    Russell Island

    Upper Mount Gravatt

    Wynnum

     

    Media contacts

    Minister Ryan’s Office:                                                                  Ph: (07) 3035 8300

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