Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP joined Commissioner Ian Stewart for the Community Open Day of the new Caboolture Police Station and Moreton District Headquarters today.
The Moreton District has had possession of the new station and district headquarters in King Street, Caboolture since April this year.
After a period of building commissioning and testings, officers will be able to commence moving in and operating out of the new station.
Due to high levels of interest from the Caboolture community, the Moreton District decided to invite members of the public to inspect the new station before it opened.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said the day’s events were a great demonstration of community investment in the Moreton District and their local police officers.
“This new station offers new ways of meeting public needs for officers of the Moreton District, and now it also means a stronger connection with the community they serve.
“This station has been an excellent facilitator for Caboolture Police to really engage with their community and build relationships, thanks to both the memorial competition and now this Community Open Day.
“It’s a rare opportunity for members of the public to fully tour a police facility, and I’m glad members of the community here have been able to have that chance.”
“It’s an honour to be here and view the new station alongside police officers and the community.”
The Community Open Day also allowed police to showcase a number of services the QPS provides to the community.
There were displays from Recruiting, the Police Dive Unit, the Dog Squad, the Forensic Crash Unit, the Road Policing Unit and Community Supporting Police, as well as a traditional smoking ceremony provided by Damon Anderson as part of the day’s proceedings.
Polair also attended the event, landing the helicopter and remaining on site for attendees to view the air asset and speak in person with the crew.
Commissioner Stewart said the new station was a wonderful new instalment for both the QPS and the Moreton District.
“This new station is going to be a great asset to this District and our officers,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“It’s wonderful that the community has had this opportunity to come and see where their local police are going to be working.
“It’s important to break down barriers when it comes to the relationships between operational police and the people they serve, and it is great to see that the community was so interested in having a look at this new investment in their district.
“The open day for this new station has been an invaluable opportunity for the community, to be able to see how their local police are going to be serving them into the future.”
Officers are due to begin relocating and moving into the complex towards the end of May.