The Queensland Police Service will reinforce its position in preventing and responding to threats of terrorism and other security with the launch of a counter-terrorism training course developed with external partners including the Islamic Council of Queensland.
The development of the Security and Counter-Terrorism Network will ensure regional police are equipped with the knowledge, intelligence and resources they require as the first point of contact with the community.
“The development of the network ensures the QPS is engaging with and identifying vulnerable communities and stakeholders, gathering and sharing intelligence and strengthening our overall position in this critical environment,” Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett said.
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“Regional police are the key point of contact with the community and external stakeholders for intelligence, investigation and security coordination. It is crucial we support them and provide the assistance they need to fulfil this important role within the network.”
The network will give regional police guidance and assistance through training to enhance their existing knowledge and processes in this area.
The training will be conducted across the State and will commence this week on the Gold Coast. The course will run for four days with content developed in consultation with external partners including the Islamic Council of Queensland.