Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat officer, Senior Constable Matt Shaw, has been out and about in Oxley for some time now but has operated from Sherwood Police Station while the new beat office was being established. Senior Constable Shaw has already met many local people and has visited businesses in Oxley to see how he can assist them. With the opening of the new Oxley Neighbourhood Police beat on Sunday, Senior Constable Shaw will be looking to furthering those relationships. The following myPolice blog post from earlier today provides further information.
Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat officially opens
On Sunday June 11, Police Minister Mark Ryan officially opened the Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat at its new location at 1 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Oxley.
Originally opened in 2002 at Chapman Place in Oxley, it became evident that the location was not favourable to the Oxley community and this facility was closed in 2012.
The opening of the new Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat signifies and consolidates the substantial partnership between the police and the Oxley community.
This facility has been specifically selected for its ease of access and location to the community and will go towards fostering positive community relationships and enhanced engagement between the police and the people of the area.
Neighbourhood Police Beats have been an incredibly successful initiative of the Queensland Police Service not just here in Brisbane but in many major centres across Queensland. They are integral in the achievement of the QPS’ goals to stop crime, make communities safer, and build relationships with the community.
The main aims of Neighbourhood Police Beats is about reducing repeat calls for service, increasing the flow of information between police and the community and improving the community’s sense of safety, through problem-orientated and partnership policing strategies within the defined residential area.
Officer in Charge Senior Constable Matt Shaw stated at the opening that he understood the concerns of families in regards to property safety and personal safety.
“Like other residents, I not only live here, I shop here, my daughter goes to school locally, I go walking in the area and enjoy the facilities and the relaxed lifestyle Oxley has to offer,” Senior Constable Shaw said.
“As a local resident and community member, I share and understand all those concerns.
“The Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat will be a beacon on the hill for our community and will serve as a place of safety and community pride.”
The Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat only has one operational officer and the beat office is not open 24 hours a day. Senior Constable Shaw works a variety of shifts including weekend shifts and when not in the office, Senior Constable Shaw is conducting public order patrols, traffic enforcement, attending community events, or is engaged in a variety of other roles.
The Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat will not have official opening hours, however contact details are provided at the police beat to contact the officer if required. Also at the police beat is a ‘Blue Phone’ which connects automatically to Policelink for non-urgent matters. Policelink will take details of your inquiry and contact the appropriate officer or provide the appropriate response.
Alternatively, police can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Policelink on 131 444 for non-urgent matters.
If you believe the matter is urgent, do not hesitate to contact Triple Zero (000).