Townsville's new Police Communications Centre opened


By Jonathan Nally
Thursday, 11 July, 2019


Townsville's new Police Communications Centre opened

The new Townsville Police Communications Centre was officially opened on 11 July by the Queensland Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, joined by Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll.

The centre serves an area spanning from Home Hill in the south to Cardwell Range in the north and Mount Isa in the west.

The centre is part of a virtualised Tripe Zero network, with Queensland’s 13 police communications centres able to work independently and in collaboration.

CCTV and radio capabilities can be duplicated at each of the communication centres.

The centre began operation on 8 May, when staff moved from the Townsville Police Station into the purpose-built facility.

“New facilities such as this are vital for police, Triple Zero (000) call-takers and radio dispatchers to provide excellent policing services to the community,” Ryan said.

“I know that Townsville police take pride in this new communications centre and will continue to deliver a quality service to their community.”

Carroll said the new centre would enable greater visibility and command and control during times of critical incidents and natural disasters.

“This new, purpose-built centre is a self-sufficient, resilient site that will continue to provide exceptional policing services to Queenslanders,” Carroll said.

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