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    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    New police QLiTE capability means less time for officers stuck behind desks

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    New police QLiTE capability means less time for officers stuck behind desks

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan and Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor announced the rollout of a new QLiTE capability that enables officers to capture Good Order offences as they happen.

    Minister Ryan said following the roll out of the QLite by the Palaszczuk Government, officers across the state were now able to be more mobile when it comes to keeping Queenslanders safe.

    “QLiTE is just one example of Queensland being a world leader when it comes to adopting innovative and effective technology,” Minister Ryan said.

    “The QLiTE and these additional capabilities mean that our frontline staff spend less time behind their desks doing paperwork and more time in our communities keeping doing what they do best – keeping us safe.

    “The Palaszczuk Government made a commitment to not only increase the number of police in our state but to ensure they had the resources they need to make their jobs easier and safer and that is exactly what we are delivering.”

    Acting Deputy Commissioner Taylor said the new QOccurrences Good Order capability was currently being trialled on QLiTE devices in North Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns Safe Night Precincts.

    He said the new capability would be rolled out to other districts from July 1 this year.

    “Our officers equipped with QLiTE Devices will have the ability to issue banning notices and move on directions on the spot, and update the Queensland Police Service’s records systems immediately,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Taylor said.

    “We’ve already seen a number of Good Order offences created on the program. These are occurrences that jeopardise the wellbeing of others or cause a public nuisance.”

    Acting Deputy Commissioner Taylor said a police officer previously had to return to their station and document an offence to record it in QPS systems.

    “The reporting delay could mean that if another officer came across the same offender, they may be unaware of the offence they committed earlier that day,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Taylor said.

    “Now both repeat and first-time offenders can be identified as well as processed on-the-spot.”

    State Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace welcomed the new capability to the QLiTE.

    “Providing our police with this additional resource will mean police will be able to stay on the beat longer, particularly in the Safe Night Precincts such as here in Fortitude Valley,” Ms Grace said.

    “I have always advocated for our community to be able to go out and enjoy a safe and fun night in our night hot spots and I am confident this new capability will assist our police in dealing with those doing the wrong thing faster and safer.”

    Good Order offences in Safe Night Precincts can include public urination, disorderly and offensive behaviours, public drunkenness, violent alcohol-fuelled behaviours and damage to public property.

    These applications provide real-time, in-the-field access to timely and accurate information.

     

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