Police officer deployed to protect Games sent home following incident at Gold Coast club

A QUEENSLAND police officer working at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has been sent home following an incident in the city’s nightclub precinct.

In a statement late on Monday, the Queensland Police Service said the officer from Brisbane was allegedly involved in an incident at a licensed venue in Surfers Paradise on Sunday night.

While details of the incident have not yet been released, the Queensland Police Service said the allegation made against the officer was “not criminal in nature”.


The officer had been deployed to the Gold Coast as part of the Commonwealth Games security detail and was off-duty at the time of the alleged incident, police said.

“Officers of the Queensland Police Service are expected to uphold high standards of behaviour and accountability whether they are on or off duty,” the statement said.

The matter has been referred to Ethical Standards Command for assessment and investigation and the officer in question has been returned to the Brisbane region.

The Queensland Police Service has deployed over 3,700 officers and staff as part of Operation Sentinel to ensure the safety and security of the Games.