«It’s also strategically located for the city operations and in a few years, Queen’s Wharf will be open and here we are, right across the road, right in the peak of it all,» he said.
«So to be in this part of the city, which is undergoing it’s major transformation, is not only clever operationally but also clever for the future.
«Not only does it give (officers) the space and the support that they need to do their great job but as I said it contains the latest technology which supports them in the work that they do.»
«It also allows them to be out and about more in the community, catching those criminals and bringing them before the courts.»
Police commissioner Ian Stewart said the station would provide their frontline police with the technology and resources needed to deliver more efficient policing for the community.
“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,» he said.
Mr Stewart said the design aimed to also protect officials against terror attacks as well as growing with the city as it evolved, being positioned near what would be the Queen’s Street Wharf precinct.
«This is a very secure facility and over coming months you will see further security provided in this building as we meet the standards necessary for our own workforce and others,» he said.
«We’ve got plenty of open space area for integrated teams to work from and that just wasn’t possible in the old building so there’s many small changes.»
The station’s officer in charge Senior Sergeant Simon Tayler said the station had four interview rooms, four holding cells and operation rooms as well as a colourful and spacious lunch room, gym and locker room.
«The station is great as it helps police be highly visible in the CBD but the design of the place was created so it didn’t look so much like other stations,» he said.
«We wanted this to be the sanctuary and refuge for police officers when they come back to do paperwork and debrief from being out on the job.»
Jocelyn Garcia is a journalist at the Brisbane Times, covering breaking news.