Top cops in taxpayer properties
house,” a police insider said. “They bought a canal home in the southern suburbs and are renovating that home. Borland has a house beside the river. This was part of his contract,” a police source said.
A resident who lives near Chief Supt Borland’s rented million-dollar shack told friends the city’s top cop had been “missing for weeks”.
The Bulletin revealed in August that both Supt Borland and Supt Stenner, after only returning from leave, had sought another two-month extended entitlement.
Chief Supt Borland has extensive rural property holdings west of the Sunshine Coast where he was based before appointed to the Glitter Strip with Ipswich-based Supt Stenner in 2015.
The Bulletin has chosen not to publish photographs or reveal locations of the properties. The senior police officers did not return calls yesterday.
The QPS was yesterday asked the circumstances surrounding the housing deals, how much rent had been paid and the operational costs.
In a statement, QPS said: “Both officers were entitled at that time (of their transfer), given the previous criteria and their personal circumstances, to accommodation facilitated by the service.
“In the case of Chief Superintendent Borland, he was afforded an accommodation allowance to assist in obtaining private accommodation (nonQPS housing) convenient to his place of employment.
“Superintendent Stenner was afforded access to a QPSowned property as was befitting her role.
“Such arrangements are in place in other areas of the state. In the case of Superintendent Stenner, who was very recently charged with criminal charges and was subsequently suspended, her access to and use of a QPS-owned residence will now be subject to review and further consideration.”
QPS had 629 owned residential properties and 439 other properties, which include other governmentowned residential properties and privately leased accommodation.
“It should be noted due to personal family relationships, there are cases where more than one QPS member resides in a QPS-owned or accessed residence. The vast majority of premises occupied by QPS personnel are operational officers below commissioned officer level,” the QPS said.
“Other questions concerning the accommodation entitlements and issues pertaining to QPS members are matters which are between the employee and their employer and need to be treated with privacy and discretion.”
Supt Michelle Stenner.