New wheels as police look to future
POLICE will be trialling vehicles from different manufacturers this year following the collapse of the Australian automotive industry.
Traditionally, the Queensland Police Service has sourced most of its vehicles from the Australian automotive industry, but with this avenue now closed, the QPS is undertaking an extensive trialling period to source new vehicles from different manufacturers.
A range of trial vehicles will be used by local Road Policing Units throughout the state and will provide high-visibility policing to their respective areas.
Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating says the trial is an important evaluation process to ensure potential fleet vehicles met the diverse range of policing needs.