Surfers Paradise police set to open their doors to the public

SURFERS Paradise police will open their doors to the public on Saturday to give the community an insight into the different sides of policing.

The Open Day will kick off at 10am and run through until 4pm, with two separate displays at the Surfers Paradise Police Station on Orchid Avenue and at the end of Cavill Street Mall on the Esplanade.

On display will be an armoured tactical response vehicle known as “the rhino” and several other police vehicles, including patrol vans, bicycles, motorcycles and jet skis.


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The Explosive Ordinance Response Team, otherwise known as the bomb squad, will also be in attendance to meet the public, as will officers from the District Multi Cultural Liaison Unit and Crime Stoppers.

There will also be a free sausage sizzle and soft drink to enjoy on the day.

Officer in Charge of Surfers Paradise Police Station Senior Sergeant Jim Munckton said that the day was a chance for local officers to meet their community and show them around their workplace.

“It is a get to know us and what we do opportunity,” Senior Sergeant Munckton said.

“One of the activities we will run is a scavenger hunt for members of the public to seek out different policing units with stickers along the way back to the station.

“We would love to see as many people come along as possible to say hi and learn more about our core business and what we do.”