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    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Arundel to become home to new police operational hub

    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Arundel to become home to new police operational hub

    Police Minister Mark Ryan today joined South Eastern Region Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd on a tour of the Arundel site which will be home to a new multi-purpose police facility.

    Mr Ryan said the facility would act as an operational hub where Gold Coast police would be tasked and deployed in the rapidly growing region.

    “The Queensland Police Service have identified a facility on this site as a significant way to maximise flexibility for continuing changes to modern policing,” he said.

    “It means maintaining community interaction through stations already open, while also giving police greater ability to respond quicker when the community needs them.

    “The Palaszczuk Government will continue to deliver on its commitment to resource and back the hardworking police on the Gold Coast – as we did when we made the region the first place to roll out body-worn cameras. Over the next four years, we will deliver 44 new police personnel to the Gold Coast.”

    The Gold Coast currently has 848 police officers as well as more than 300 additional officers assigned to specialist units such as Taskforce Maxima, Road Policing, Major and Organised Crime Squad and other teams that are centrally-funded but based on the Gold Coast.

    The facility based in Arundel will provide easy access to the M1 and will be located about 3km from Helensvale Heavy Rail Station and 800m from Parkwood Light Rail Station.

    Mr Ryan and Assistant Commissioner Codd today viewed the concept plans for the project, which is currently in the design, cost planning and review period. Construction is expected to begin at the end of this year.

    Assistant Commissioner Codd said the new facility would be a welcome addition to the fast-growing Gold Coast.

    “This new, purpose-built and more centrally-located facility will serve as a hub for Gold Coast police and will ensure we can build on the benefits of the hub-policing experiment that created the Rapid Action and Patrol Group,” Assistant Commissioner Codd said.

    “Facilities like this will ensure we are better-harnessing the strength of the over 1,000 police officers operating across the Northern Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Yatala and out to Nerang and Mudgeeraba.

    “We plan to have the new hub up-and-running by the end of next year.”


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