QUEENSLAND ELECTION Policing terror threat
ised by the LNP yesterday.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said the new unit was vital based on the changing terror threat.
“While there is currently no specific threat to Queensland we have to be realistic about the risk of terrorism and ensure the Queensland Police Service has every resource they need to maintain an advantage over those who would harm us,” he said.
“Prevention is the first line of defence which is why it is so important that the frontline officers of the SCTC are adequately supported by the team of experts and led by their own dedicated Assistant Commissioner.”
Cairns is already a base for one of Queensland’s two Special Emergency Response Team, although the Cairns Post understands the new unit will operate separately.
In the LNP’s policing announcement there was no detail of where the officers would be sent to.
LNP’s attorney-general spokesman Ian Walker said in Cairns yesterday, while terrorism was a major issue, it would be up to Police Commissioner Ian Stewart how to use the extra officers
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