Enforcement on track

Ten new network officers will be out in Queensland to target fare evaders

Enforcement on track
Queensland's Go Card

South East Queensland’s public transport will have ten new Senior Network Officers targeting fare evasion and anti-social behaviour to make the network a safer environment for all passengers.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the State Government is on track to double the number of officers tackling anti-social behaviour and fare evasion on public transport.

"There is no excuse for people dodging the system and not paying the correct fare," he says.

The new Senior Network Officers bring our total force to 44 putting the State Government on track to meet the target of 56 officers by July this year.

Emerson says Senior Network Officers regularly conducted blitzes at hot spots across the network.

"All officers are subjected to an intensive recruitment process including stringent screening and rigorous training to ensure they are suitable for the job," he says.

"They work alongside TransLink Transit Officers, Queensland Police Rail Squad and security staff to deter anti-social behaviour and make the public transport network a safer environment for all passengers."

Senior Network Officers have extended powers under the Transport Operations (passenger transport) Act 1994, including the authority to detain and search persons where necessary.

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