The LNP will recruit an extra 170 police for Brisbane and establish new taskforces to crackdown on gang violence and car-jackings if it wins the next state election.
The announcement by LNP Leader Deb Frecklington follows shocking gang violence in Brisbane overnight.
“Labor’s soft-on-crime approach is failing to protect the community,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Enough is enough, we can’t have nurses walking to their car in fear.
“We can’t have young people worried about locking their car doors after finishing a shift at a fast-food store.
“We can’t have people getting car-jacked at gun-point in their driveway.
“The LNP will ensure our police have the resources and the tough laws they need to do their job and keep Queenslanders safe.”
Ms Frecklington said the two new taskforces would be established immediately after the October 31 election.
Car crime, including car-jacking, has surged under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
The new initiatives form part of the LNP’s comprehensive plan to crack down on crime, including action to cut juvenile offending and new laws to deal with gun crime.
LNP Shadow Police Minister Dan Purdie, a former QPS officer, said action was urgently needed to tackle soaring crime rates in Brisbane and regional crime hotspots such as Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast.
“Everyone in the community has a right to feel safe in their home and on the streets,” Mr Purdie said.
“Labor puts the rights of criminals ahead of the rights of crime victims and community safety.
“The only way to solve the crime crisis is to change the government.”