The new Brisbane City Police Station at 16 Mary Street has been opened and is now ready to service Brisbane CBD and inner-city suburbs including Paddington, Spring Hill, Milton, Red Hill, and Kelvin Grove.

There will be over 160 officers that will be stationed at the new facility which features four holding cells, four interview rooms, operation rooms, lunch room, gym, and locker room.

Photo Credit: State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

The $13.5-million new police station will house the City/Valley Patrol Group, the City/Valley intelligence section, the Brisbane Region Major Events and Planning unit, tactical crime squad, road policing unit, education and training, weapons licensing, criminal investigation branch, and child protection unit.

Photo Credit: State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

Member for McConnel Grace Grace, Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services — Honourable Mark Ryan MP, and Commissioner Ian Stewart were in attendance during the official opening of this world-class police station.

The new station “epitomised the continued commitment of the Queensland Police Service and the Queensland Government to keeping policing facilities at the highest standard,” Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services — Honourable Mark Ryan MP said.

“New constructions such as this are vital for police to continue to provide excellent policing services to the community,” Minister Ryan said.

Photo Credit: State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

“This new station provides our frontline police with the technology and resources needed to deliver more efficient policing for the community,” Commissioner Ian Stewart said.

“The opening of this new station is both a continuation of the history of service the Queensland Police Service has offered to Brisbane and positive step into our future as a world-class police service,” Commissioner Stewart said.

Photo Credit: State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019 / mypolice.qld.gov.au

The new facility is a welcome investment, McConnel MP Grace Grace said, in the safety of the CBD and the inner-city community, which has significantly grown in recent years.

“The number of Queenslanders now calling the CBD and the inner-city fringe home has increased significantly over recent years with new job-generating residential and commercial developments,” Ms Grace said.

“It’s also the beating heart of Brisbane’s vibrant night-time entertainment economy.

“The new Brisbane City Police Station is a world-class facility with access to new technology that will not only benefit policing in our community, but all of Queensland,” Ms Grace said.