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New T-Rex hits the streets in Woodridge

Published: 29 October 2018

New T-Rex hits the streets in Woodridge
Councillor Russell Lutton welcomes the new ATV to the Woodridge Police Beat.

Safety will know no bounds with officers from Woodridge Police Beat now in the driver's seat of a new All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).

Logan City Council Councillor Russell Lutton contributed $22,000 from his Division 2 funds for the four-seater Kawasaki Teryx, the sixth ATV to be purchased with council funding for the Queensland Police Service.

Cr Lutton said the new ATV, nicknamed T-Rex, will assist local police in protecting the local community.

“This will allow officers to patrol more public spaces and parklands throughout Woodridge and surrounding suburbs,” Cr Lutton said.

“In addition to helping with patrols and enforcement activities, the added presence of the police in the T-Rex out and about on the streets will serve as a visible deterrent for would-be criminals.

“It will also be a valuable outreach tool for officers from the Woodridge Police Beat.”

Sergeant Matthew Scott, Officer in Charge of Woodridge Police Beat, said the T-Rex was a welcome addition as it provides greater accessibility to laneways and parks throughout Division 2.

“The T-Rex will help to increase our presence in those areas which cannot be accessed with a regular police car," Sergeant Scott said.

Cr Lutton said Council has a positive partnership with local police and will continue to work together on similar projects as part of Council’s commitment to increasing the safety of local neighbourhoods and community spaces.