On Wednesday August 30, officers from Browns Plains, Crestmead and Beenleigh Police Stations attended an all-terrain vehicle course on the Gold Coast.
Commencing from Broadbeach, the training included lessons on traversing various types of terrain, vehicle maintenance, braking capabilities and four-wheel-driving.
The course took the officers all the way up to the Seaworld Spit and back.
In partnership with Logan City Deputy Mayor Councillor Cherie Dalley and Councillor Laurie Smith (Divisions 7 and 8 Logan City Council), Browns Plains Police pioneered the introduction of all-terrain vehicles into the Logan Police District when they sponsored a Yamaha Viking two years ago.
The Browns Plains Police Station all-terrain vehicle was named ‘Vyv the Viking’ in appreciation to Browns Plains Police Station’s Vyv Dance (OAM), a Volunteer in Policing and President of the Browns Plains Police Blue Light Disco Association for nearly 25 years.
The acquisition of the ATV allows police from Browns Plains to ‘stop crime’ and ‘make the community safer’ by patrolling areas where traditional police vehicles cannot access, including bikeways and walkways throughout the Browns Plains Police Division. The ATVs are also used at Community Events.
Logan City Council have since sponsored ATVs at Beenleigh and Crestmead Police Stations to increase policing capabilities.