Search:



Trail bikes on trial in Mango Hill, North Lakes

Posted: 3pm 30 Jul 2020

Police from the Mango Hill North Lakes station are swapping road motorbikes for trail bikes to get around the Moreton Bay Region’s bushland, parks, rail corridors and cycle paths.

The station’s Office-in-Charge Senior Sergeant Shane Hancock says on MyPolice Pine Rivers, the bikes have been a hit.

“Our officers approached two teenage boys in a park and struck up a conversation about the bikes,” Sen-Sgt Hancock explains.

“It has created a talking point and allowed us the opportunity to speak with members of the community about other aspects of their safety.”

Covering more ground

He says the bikes have been on loan from Indooroopilly Police and helped cover ground in less obvious areas.

“The trail bikes allow us to have a policing presence and access to public spaces that we would not otherwise be able to readily reach,” Sen-Sgt Hancock says.

“This, in turn, enhances community safety and confidence in these areas.”

It’s hoped the patrols will become a regular part of policing in the region.

Want more local news? Head here.

Share

Trending

Graduate from University of Sunshine Coast dream to save community sport

With a passion for community Sport and the Aussie way of "Giving it a go" resulted in Sunshine Coast University graduate, Jackson Dickfos, creating SportsCube. SportsCube aims to help clubs and businesses connect. Key to this is making information about sponsorship packages accessible in one place.…

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Green Thumbs

If you use your imagination, there's no shortage of Christmas gift ideas for green thumbs of all ages.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   16-4-2021  •   Kylie Knight

First look at The Komo ahead of reopening

The Komo Hotel, overlooking beautiful Moreton Bay at Redcliffe, is due to reopen next week after a $3 million renovation. We take a look inside.…

Local News   •   15-4-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Daniel's 'on top of the world' after golden run

Redcliffe athlete Daniel Harlow is “on top of the world” after winning his first national title at his first Australian Track and Field Championships.…

Local News   •   15-4-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Peninsula power to the double

A commanding performance in difficult conditions gave Peninsula the Warehouse Cricket Association B2N double for 2019-20.…

Local News   •   15-4-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Building character in generation next

Students at Deception Bay State High School are learning much more than what is on the national curriculum, they are learning about their own character strengths during classes aimed to bolstering their wellbeing for life.…

Local News   •   14-4-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Diving into water safety

Children and families have been watching a new swimming pool take shape at Sesame Lane Care and Kindergarten’s Kippa-Ring campus, and are looking forward to its official opening on April 17.…

Local News   •   14-4-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Notorious arrival at Scarborough

One of the most remarkable sailing ships in the southern hemisphere will be at Scarborough Harbour this weekend - and open to visitors.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close