Media Release: AFP Operations Centre unveiled at Gold Coast Airport

Release Date: Friday, March 04 2016, 11:30 AM

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has officially open its new Aviation Operations Centre on the Gold Coast today.

The new facility at Gold Coast Airport was built as part of the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen aviation security across the country.

Today’s opening marks the completion of fourteen of seventeen new AFP aviation facilities to be opened across Australia’s major airports.

The facility includes an Emergency Operations Centre, Airport Police Operations Centre, muster rooms and training facilities, exhibit handling facilities and interview rooms.

AFP Assistant Commissioner David Sharpe said the enhanced facilities will consolidate the AFP’s position as the primary law enforcement agency at Gold Coast airport.

“The safety and security of our airports is paramount to maintaining public confidence while travelling,” Assistant Commissioner Sharpe said.

“This new facility will allow the AFP to provide a more effective and visible policing service to Gold Coast Airport, and will help us continue to deliver world-class aviation policing services.”

The AFP takes a whole-of-government approach to aviation security, working in collaboration with partner agencies such as the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Australian Border Force, state and territory police and other key Airport industry stakeholders.

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