‘Bring Beat’ Takes Over Toowoomba Show

Toowoomba locals can request a ‘police station on wheels’ to their neighbourhood through new police engagement program ‘Bring the Beat’, which was launched at the Toowoomba Show today.

The initiative allows residents to request a Mobile Police Beat to be deployed to a preferred location as needed, providing greater access and support from policing resources as well as a high-visibility presence in hotspots.

Following successful trials in other parts of the state, including Townsville, Mt Isa, Wide Bay, Cairns and Brisbane, ‘Bring the Beat’ will help inform police where community members and business owners would like to see a greater police presence.

Officers attached to the Mobile Police Beat will be able to discuss local crime issues and provide crime prevention and general advice to residents and business owners.

Members of the public can now submit a form online on their local myPolice webpage and request the deployment of the Mobile Police Beat within Toowoomba.

All requests for mobile police beat deployments will be considered in conjunction with current intelligence and operational demands.

Darling Downs District Officer Superintendent Doug McDonald said the initiative would help connect the community with enhanced access to policing resources.

“We know our residents want to see police out in their local communities, and through ‘Bring the Beat’, we will be able to work with members of the public to ensure the Mobile Police beat is deployed to the right location at the right time.

“Other jurisdictions across the state have seen a great response and I look forward to bringing the beat to the streets of Toowoomba.

“In addition, I’m please to announce the Darling Downs also has it’s very own MyPolice Facebook page, which will help keep our District informed and connected with information and updates on what is occurring in our area.”

Submit a Bring the Beat request.

Stay updated with community information via the MyPolice Darling Downs Facebook page.

Bring the Beat

The Mobile Police Beat at the Toowoomba Show today.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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