The QPU has contributed significantly to the development of the new Integrated Load Bearing Vests that will soon be issued to every police officer in Queensland. The QPU insisted the ILBV will be individual issue so every officer has the correct fit and can be assured the accoutrement set up is personalised to their needs. The ILBV is a combination of soft and hard wearable body armour that will provide protection from ballistic and bladed weapons. Feedback from operational police during the trial phase assisted in heat regulation designs. This $24Million project is due to start rolling out shortly and a tiered strategy has been established to get the ILBVs to frontline police first.
The Queensland Police Union has achieved another significant win against the Commissioner of Police in the Supreme Court by winning a Judicial Review and protecting the rights of police. The Judge was clear in his criticism saying the actions by the Commissioner of Police were unintelligible, legally unreasonable and did not follow procedural fairness.
19 April 2022
How are you going? Last year 600 BowelScan Kits were handed out to Police across Queensland to test for bowel cancer. Of those returned, almost 8% tested positive requiring further examination. Don't procrastinate, get your Kits back today or if you never got one, ,make an appointment to see your GP.
Another great cohort of selfless QPUE Branch Officials attending training this week to care for and advocate on behalf of their Members within their workplaces. The whole QPUE Industrial Team also attended to thank retiring Branch Offical & former Branch Official of the Year Phil Lynagh who facilitated at today’s class.
The highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 is creating significant anxiety across the entire Queensland community and our members. The QPU has engaged with the QPS to ensure the welfare of all police is of the highest priority and we have been successful locking in commitments around testing and procedures for ‘close contacts’. If you need assistance contact the QPU office on 33591900 or email email@example.com #UnityisStrength