Taskforce Guardian Touches Down In Toowoomba

Taskforce Guardian has arrested 20 people on 98 offences, including 16 young people on 87 offences, during their latest deployment in Toowoomba.

Between February 26 and March 6, specialist police investigators and expert youth justice workers from Taskforce Guardian joined Toowoomba police in an operation targeting serious youth offending.

The rapid response taskforce saturates problem-areas and bolsters local police with additional resources to tackle youth offending, with a focus on property crime and bail offences.

There have now been six Taskforce Guardian deployments to Toowoomba since the State Flying Squad was established in May last year.

Officers in Taskforce Guardian also work in collaboration with key support services to engage at-risk youth with relevant programs, that focus on health, education, disability services and First Nations initiatives.

Darling Downs District Officer, Superintendent Doug McDonald said Taskforce Guardian’s consistent support to the region has gone a long way towards improving community safety and curbing youth offending.

“We’re committed to tackling youth crime from all angles, whether it be high-visibility patrols, proactive enforcement operations or early intervention and prevention strategies.

“Not only does Taskforce Guardian help local police tackle recidivist property offending in the region, but it also enables engagement opportunities with Youth Justice workers when out on patrol.

“Our District is always grateful for the additional support from Taskforce Guardian and the team has continued to respond for calls to service when we need them most.

“We will continue to utilise the Taskforce as a resource to support our local police, who do an excellent job day in and day in keeping our community safe.”

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