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Beeleigh Station received this cartoon from a kind member of the public

Beenleigh Constables Luke and Tanya have had their portraits drawn after working as a Mobile Response Team on bikes during G20.

One afternoon while conducting patrols of Southbank, they were approached by a friendly gentleman and his wife. They were both Brisbane residents who had come into the city to observe all of the G20 activity, proud that their city was playing host to such an event. After getting a photo together, the man sent through a Christmas card with the cartoon to their station.

Luke and Tanya were stoked at the thoughtfulness of this man and his great drawing skills! They felt very special to receive their very first “fan mail”.

They both received their own copy, as did the Station which the boss has displayed proudly on the notice board.

Merry Christmas to you Graeme!

The original photo which inspired the cartoon

The original photo which inspired the cartoon

Graeme's Christmas card

Graeme’s Christmas card

 

Honouring our four-legged friends

PD Quinn and PD Turk were pawsitively grinning over the new memorial.

PD Quinn and PD Turk were pawsitively grinning over the new memorial.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey revealed the Queensland Police Service Animal Memorial on Monday December 15 to honour the contribution serving animals have made to Queensland’s law enforcement.

It was a significant day for our police, in particular the Mounted Unit, Dog Squad and Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad who are partnered daily with their animal comrades.

The Queensland Police Service currently has 18 horses within the Mounted Unit, a number of horses with the regional stock squads, 68 general purpose police dogs, five Explosive Ordinance Response Team (EORT) and 11 drug detection police dog teams.

Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp told the famous joke, "Nobody pats a police car."

Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp told the famous joke, “Nobody pats a police car.”

Our serving police dogs and horses form an integral part of policing by performing roles that are critical to the Queensland Police Service, both in an operational capacity and community policing functions.

Most recently, their presence was invaluable during the G20 summit.

Whilst performing various operational duties our animals are sometimes involved in dangerous and unpredictable situations, due to the inherent nature of policing.

Over 1100 offenders have been located this year using police dogs.

Most of all, these animals are our comrades. They have demonstrated true valour and enduring partnerships with our officers.

Throughout our history, animals and police have worked alongside each other. They assist in transportation, protecting, locating missing persons and locating dangerous or illegal materials. In our early days, horses were our patrol cars. We even used camels, oxen and pigeons.

It is important to acknowledge the contribution these animals have made and continue to make to our policing service and to the Queensland community. The memorial is one way in which we can do this.

The animal memorial is a sandstone plinth with a bronze plaque depicting a police dog and a police horse. It is situated in a garden outside the Chapel in the grounds of the Queensland Police Service Academy, Oxley.

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Troop horses Idol, Dave, Elvis and Ernie enjoyed the ceremony, honouring their fellow QPS members.

Our friends from the Royal Australian Air Force joined us at the ceremony.

Our friends from the Royal Australian Air Force joined us at the ceremony.

G20 update, day one of Leader’s Summit

Day one of the Leader’s Summit is progressing according to plan with the focus rightly shifting away from security arrangements and on the important deliberations of the world’s most influential leaders.

The multiple motorcades and movements of leaders across the city, the spouses program, and the presidential address at U.Q. have all proceeded without incident.

I acknowledge the inconvenience these motorcades at times caused the people of Brisbane and I thank the community for their patience.

We worked hard to the disruptions as short as possible, but needed to ensure the safety and security of all delegates and the community generally was not compromised.

The fact that was achieved, is because of the unconditional support we are getting from the community and the Commonwealth, State and local government agencies we work so closely with.

We are also very pleased about the conduct of the protest march from Roma Street to Musgrave Park. The multiple groups who joined together for this march worked constructively with Police commanders and negotiators in difficult conditions to ensure that the march proceeded without incident. This outcome is no accident and reflects the good will and trust between both sides, which has been built up during negotiations over many, many months prior to G20.

I want to acknowledge the professionalism and patience of the Police whose attitude, flexibility and common sense was also essential to achieving today’s great outcome. It was pleasing to hear the acknowledgement of the professionalism of the Police negotiation and protest management as a template of best practice by Terry O’Gorman as part of the legal observers program.

There were also a range of other protests across the city and Southbank that similarly were conducted in good spirit and achieved their aims of highlighting their issues without breaking the law. We look forward to working with the protest organisers for tomorrow’s events to achieve the same effective and peaceful outcomes.

Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett

Prohibited Person, details published

Police have published the details of a man who has been placed on the prohibited person’s list under the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013.

Attempts to personally serve the man were made before it was decided to publish his details.

Under the legislation the Commissioner may publish a notice stating a person is prohibited along with their photo and description.

Information about this person can be located on the Queensland Police website at www.police.qld.gov.au/G20/prohibited.htm

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

Water Security Response to G20, Brisbane

Queensland Police Service’s largest ever flotilla of police vessels will be patrolling the Brisbane River from today as part of security arrangements for this weekend’s G20 Summit.

The flotilla will maintain a 24 hour patrol of the river throughout the weekend.

Water Police would like to remind members of the public that a Harbour Master’s Direction is in place and there are restrictions for all vessels on the Brisbane River, between the Story Bridge and the Go Between Bridge, from 6am today until 5pm on Monday.

Maritime Safety Queensland has issued the direction to ensure the safety of all persons on the waterways around the Core Declared Area.

Commercial vessel operators have been consulted throughout the planning process and have provided great support and advice.

BoatsQueensland’s Water Police is looking forward to the opportunity of working with their partner agencies from the Commonwealth, State and Local Government to provide a safe and secure G20 Summit.

For more information please visit the following web site for more information, www.mypolice.qld.gov.au, www.msq.qld.gov.au or contact Brisbane Water Police on 3895 0333.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

Serious assault charge, South Brisbane

Police have charged a 41-year-old man following a serious assault that occurred yesterday afternoon in South Brisbane.

Police will allege around 1pm the man approached a carpark boom gate at the Cultural Centre and pushed the gate off its hinge and onto the ground.

It will further be alleged he then walked into a stairwell connected to the carpark where he caused damage to property and gardens.

When approached by a female security guard who was on duty for the purpose of conducting G20 duties, it will be alleged the man threw plants at her before punching her in the face.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

A man was located a short time later and was taken into custody.

A 41-year-old Yarrabah man has been charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and three counts of willful damage. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court (G20) today.

The offence location is in a Declared Area as prescribed under the G20 Act.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

Peaceful protests continue in Brisbane ahead of the G20 Leader’s Summit

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has today facilitated more peaceful protests through Brisbane CBD, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit next weekend.

An ongoing collaborative approach between the QPS and issue motivated groups helped to ensure that protest aims were met safely and successfully.

The Declared area within the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (the G20 Act) came into effect on November 8. Within the Declared area, there are some specific requirements for lawful protests under the G20 Act that protest groups need to be aware of when planning a protest. QPS liaison officers are available and have been assisting groups to facilitate peaceful and lawful protests ahead of and during the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

The QPS is very pleased with the level of cooperation from the issue motivated groups that they have been dealing with, and the commitment of groups to peaceful and lawful protest.

For maps of the Declared area, and the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013, go to www.police.qld.gov.au/g20

Peaceful and lawful protests held in Brisbane ahead of the G20 Leader’s Summit

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has facilitated several peaceful protests over the past two days in Brisbane, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit next weekend. A collaborative approach between the QPS and protest organisers helped to ensure that protest aims were met safely and successfully.

Yesterday the Declared area within the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (the G20 Act) came into effect. Within the Declared area, there are some specific requirements for lawful protests under the G20 Act that protest groups need to be aware of when planning a protest. QPS liaison officers are available and have been assisting groups to facilitate peaceful and lawful protests ahead of and during the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

The QPS respects the rights of people to protest lawfully and peacefully, however people are also reminded that any behaviour that threatens the safety of other people or infrastructure will not be tolerated.

The QPS would like to thank members of the public who participated in protests and assemblies this weekend for their commitment to peaceful and lawful protests.

For maps of the Declared area, and the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013, go to www.police.qld.gov.au/g20

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

Excluded man, Brisbane

The Queensland Police Service has excluded a man following an incident at South Brisbane last night.

Around 11.35pm a man was observed without accreditation and taking photographs on the steps of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre which falls the within the restricted area.

Police approached the man who refused to provide his details when directed. He was further directed to provide his details a number of times and failed to comply. He was subsequently arrested.

Police will also allege that the man then began to argue and struggle with officers.

A 57-year-old man was charged with disobeying a direction to provide particulars under the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 and obstructing police and will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on November 28.

The man was also issued with an exclusion notice for failing to comply with requirement to disclose personal details under the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013.

Note about the Legislation dates

It should be noted that while the core declared area under the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 came into effect today, the core restricted area around the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre commenced on November 1.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

Looking for motorcade route information?

Over the G20 long weekend, several motorcades will be running from Brisbane Airport into Brisbane CBD, and from Brisbane CBD to meeting venues.

The running of motorcades will cause temporary road closures.

The motorcade routes will be published on the Queensland Police Service website, as they are declared. This may only happen only a short time before the motorcade movement begins, as routes may change at the last minute.

If you live on a road that is often used to travel to and from Brisbane Airport and Brisbane CBD, you may see motorcades drive past your home. There will be increased police activity along a motorcade route before it is declared, so you may be able to gauge that a motorcade route is about to become active.

While a motorcade is running, you will not be able to drive out onto the road. Emergency vehicles will be the only cars aside from motorcade vehicles that will be allowed to travel along the route, for the duration of the route declaration. You will be able to view the motorcades from the footpath. Please remember to follow the directions of police during a motorcade declaration.

Go to  www.police.qld.gov.au/g20 to keep an eye on the motorcade route declarations.

 

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