Queensland Minister for Police Jack Dempsey
$9 Million Police Station And Watchhouse Opened
Victor P Taffa
Lockhart River is now home to some state-of-the-art Policing facilities with the official opening of the new $9 Million station, watchhouse and court house this morning.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Queensland Police Service (QPS) Commissioner Ian Stewart officially opened the station during a visit to the region.
“The Lockhart River Police are doing a fantastic job in the small community and this new station will support the valuable work they do.” Mr. Dempsey said.
“The four general duties Police at the station will continue to target the reduction of domestic violence matters and anti-social behaviour.”
“These new facilities will support them in these endeavours and is a part of an upgrade program for stations across Cape York communities.” Mr. Dempsey said.
Commissioner Stewart supports Lockhart River officer-in-charge Sergeant Warren Murdock, noting his service to the QPS over the past 14 years.
“Warren brings a wealth of experience and knowledge both geographically and demographically to this position which will be beneficial to the standard of Policing services delivered to people living and working in the area.” Commissioner Stewart said.
Commissioner Stewart said it was important that Policing was in-line with the growth and demands of communities in Queensland.
“The station, watchhouse and court house are modern facilities that will allow the QPS to continue to protect life and property, preserve peace and safety, prevent crime and uphold the law to the very best of its ability.” Commissioner Stewart said.