Hundreds charged in Moreton Police District

Published 3:00pm 11 March 2024

Hundreds charged in Moreton Police District
Words by Nick Crockford

Police have charged 667 people with around 1195 offences in the Moreton district since a high-visibility policing operation began in March last year.

Operation Whiskey Unison focussed on preventing, disrupting, and investigating youth crime through community engagement and patrols at intelligence-driven hotspot locations.

In the past 12 months, Operation Whiskey Unison saw 11,023 people arrested on 17,791 charges state-wide, including drug, weapons, traffic, property crime and bail offences.

Of those, 4149 were juveniles, who are facing 7551 charges.

There have been 8654 proactive activities in the Moreton district and 160,406 proactive activities completed by Police and Police Liaison Officers across the state.

These included hotspot patrols, shopping centre and business walkthroughs, bail compliance checks, community engagements and service station drop-ins.

Targeted youth crime locations can include shopping centres, business, retail and restaurant precincts, service stations and other public spaces, as well as residential areas.

The boots-on-the-ground style of operation also allows more opportunities for officers and Police Liaison Officers (PLOs) to conduct bail checks and engage with young people.

Hundreds charged in Moreton Police District

Patrols largely involve a dedicated police presence using marked vehicles, Mobile Police Beats and foot patrols in known hotspot areas, with such as Mounted Unit and Highway patrol also used.

Youth Crime Acting Assistant Commissioner Andrew Massingham said these extra boots on the ground have been integral to supporting officers across the state over the past 12 months.

“Our officers work tirelessly to deter youth crime and we are taking steps in the right direction, but we know this is just the beginning of what will be a long road of persistent efforts,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Massingham said.

“Everyone from our Police Liaison officers who engage our multi-cultural and First Nations communities, to general duties patrolling shopping centres and known crime hotspots, and our district crime prevention teams working hard to assist victims of crime – our frontline does a wonderful job and the result we’ve seen from Whiskey Unison is testament to this.”

“We know high visibility is an important deterrent and it all counts towards ensuring the community feels safe.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Share

Related Stories

Popular Stories

Powering Bunya to state first
News / Local

Powering Bunya to state first

Moreton Bay City Council and green energy provider LGI have teamed-up to launch a Queensland first at Bunya. ** FREE TO READ **

Enter Redcliffe Show scarecrow competition
News / Local

Enter Redcliffe Show scarecrow competition

Crafty groups from schools, retirement homes/villages, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to enter Redcliffe Show’s inaugural scarecrow competition ahead of this year’s event.

Dr Peter Marendy, a lifetime of service
News / Local

Dr Peter Marendy, a lifetime of service

Dr Peter Charles Marendy will be remembered as a man who dedicated his life to serving and helping others – his church, patients, the medical profession and the local community. The much-loved long-time GP died on May 8, aged 91 years.