Queensland Receives 1,500 New And Replacement Police Vehicles In 2 Years

Queensland Receives 1,500 New And Replacement Police Vehicles In 2 Years

Queensland Minister for Police Bill Byrne

Palaszczuk Govt Announces $32 Million For New And Replacement Police Vehicles

Victor P Taffa

Police Minister Bill Byrne has today announced $32 Million for new and replacement vehicles as part of this year’s State Budget.

Minister Byrne said this funding was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to ensuring Police were well-resourced to keep Queenslanders safe.

“We know it is not just about getting more Police on the beat it is also about ensuring our Police have the equipment and resources they need to get on with the job.” Minister Byrne said.

“In this year’s Budget, we have committed $32 Million over the next financial year which will allow for around 700 new and replacement vehicles hit the road across Queensland.”

“This is on top of the nearly 800 new and replacement vehicles that have already been rolled out as part of dedicated funding from last year’s Budget.”

Minister Byrne said work was constantly being undertaken to ensure vehicle requirements of Police across the state were being met.

“Historically the QPS has allocated vehicles based on divisional, district and regional needs as well as organisational priorities.” Minister Byrne said.

“This year, a new process for vehicle management has been implemented which includes a fleet governance committee, chaired by the Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner, that considers requests for additional vehicles based on available funding.”

“At the same time, the QPS is currently evaluating vehicle options for future use across the organisation as a number of vehicle types currently in use will soon become unavailable for purchase.”

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to keeping the people of Queensland safe and this funding for new Police vehicles is just one way we are delivering on that commitment.” Minister Byrne said.