Police Station coming to Logan Village and Yarrabilba in months

THE Logan Village Police Beat will be upgraded into a police station to service the Yarrabilba and Logan Village area this year.

UPGRADE: Logan MP Linus Power and Police Minister Mark Ryan announce the Logan Village Police Beat will be upgraded to a police station this year. Photo: Jacob Wilson

UPGRADE: Logan MP Linus Power and Police Minister Mark Ryan announce the Logan Village Police Beat will be upgraded to a police station this year. Photo: Jacob Wilson

Eight police officers and a Senior Sergeant Officer-in-Charge will cover the Logan Village Yarrabilba police district when the building refurbishment is expected to be complete on July 31.

Logan Village Police Beat officers will work from the Jimboomba Police Station while construction is underway.

The upgrade was deemed necessary due to infrastructure development and population growth in surrounding areas.

The new police station was also a Palaszczuk government promise at the 2017 state election and is expected to cost over $550,000.

Police Minister Mark Ryan said a Logan Village Yarrabilba Police District would be set up on July 1 which would take in parts of the Crestmead and Jimboomba Police Districts.

"The Queensland Police Service is very receptive to calls from the community on resources," he said.

"They look at emerging trends and growth rates and listen to feedback from the community.

"A new station will mean police will have new ways of meeting community needs as this already established community continues to evolve and grow with the development in the area."

Logan MP Linus Power said local people were crying out for the extra resources.

"Having an Officer-In-Charge with with a focus on Yarrabilba and Logan Village is important," he said.

"The increased capacity is just as important as this new construction will make a difference."

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins said it was important to adapt to meet community needs.

"The Logan Village Beat will be upgraded and re-purposed for bigger and better things," he said.

"It's great to be able to adapt to reflect the changes within the division and this new station will give the officers the capacity to incorporate more relevant suburbs into their patrols whilst also being more accessible to the most populated area."

Work on upgrading the building into a police station is expected to begin in three weeks and continue for 12 weeks.

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