Stockland Cairns is pleased to announce that an updated Police Beat Shopfront has opened in a new location at the centre.
The Honourable Mark Ryan, Member for Morayfield and Minister for Police and Corrective Services, attended the event to officially open the relocated and refurbished Police Beat Shopfront.
Police Beat aims to provide a proactive service that enriches the community with front line services that promote personal safety and reduces the fear of crime. It also offers a convenient and relaxed environment where people feel comfortable enough to talk with police.
Ciaran Tuite, Centre Manager at Stockland Cairns, said: “We are pleased to see the officers of Queensland Police Service re-commencing their important work from an enhanced Police Beat Shopfront here at the centre.
“The Police Beat Shopfront has been operating in our centre for over 20 years and the officers involved have delivered that service with dedication, professionalism and compassion at all times.
“Their presence and engagement with the community have proven to be most popular and valued; we see it on the faces of the many kids who smile and hi-five the officers as they pass by, and in the expressions of appreciation received from many members of our community who have received assistance in times of need.
“We have established a great relationship with Queensland Police Service over many years, and look forward to developing it further as operations commence from the new Police Beat Shopfront.”
The Police Beat Shopfront will now be located in a larger space, opposite the Taxi Rank Entrance to the centre.