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Queensland Police continues blitz of bus network

Queensland Police and Translink’s partnership has enhanced bus safety in the state’s south-east

Queensland Police has announced that its blitz of south east Queensland’s bus network continues to be a success. 

Established in April 2023, Operation Victor Course has seen Queensland’s police team up with Translink to enhance community safety across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan and Moreton. 

So far, police have been able to seize 74 weapons during more than 600 high-visibility patrols in the state’s south-east. 

Police conducting patrols have also engaged with more than 5,000 bus drivers at bus stations and routes between North Lakes and Broadbeach. 

Queensland police deputy commissioner Shane Chelepy says the high visibility policing presence on busways ensured the safety of bus drivers and passengers as well as patrons frequenting nearby shopping centres and public transport hubs. 

“No doubt as school holidays continue people will be using public transport to travel to high traffic areas like shopping centres and lifestyle precincts,” Chelepy says. 

“Queensland police and Translink will continue to be out in force together patrolling busways, to ensure our communities can safely enjoy all Queensland has to offer.” 

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