Queensland Police Encourages Cyclists to Register Bicycles in West End Serial Hub

The Queensland Police Service is urging cyclists to register their bicycles to the West End Serial Hub, allowing them to maintain a permanent record of bicycle serial numbers.

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This measure aims to facilitate the recovery process in the unfortunate event of bike theft. By recording their serial number and presenting it to the police, cyclists can enhance the chances of reuniting with their stolen bicycles.

This initiative aims to address the challenge posed by the fact that many individuals are unaware of their bicycle’s serial number, making the process of retrieving a stolen bike considerably more complex.

West End Serial Hub
Photo credit: Queensland Police Service

To find the serial number, bike owners are advised to check underneath the bottom bracket, where the two pedal cranks meet. If it is not located there, they should inspect other areas such as the front headset or rear stays. 

The registration process involves filling out an online form that, upon completion, will generate an email containing the recorded serial number. This email is recommended to be retained by the bike owner, providing a permanent and easily accessible record for future reference, should the need arise.

The information obtained through this form will be exclusively used by police officers and staff for investigative purposes. Queensland Police have assured the public that the data will be securely stored and will not be utilised for any other purposes.

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By maintaining accurate records and cooperating with law enforcement, cyclists can play an active role in combatting bike theft and increasing the chances of having their precious two-wheelers returned to them.

Queensland Police are encouraging all bike riders to take advantage of the West End Serial Hub, as it will greatly aid in the recovery of stolen bicycles. For further information and to register your bicycle, visit mypolice.qld.gov.au

Published 25-May-2023

New West End Police Station On Vulture St Officially Opens

After more than a year of construction, the new West End Police Station recently opened, providing enhanced facilities and technology to the Queensland Police Service for frontline policing.

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Located on Vulture Street in West End, the new station provides frontline police with the technology and resources required for policing public order related issues so close to the inner-city environment.

A ceremony was held for the official opening of the new station in October 2021, which was attended by Commissioner Katarina Carroll and Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan.

“The opening of this new station today is both a continuation of the history of service the QPS has provided to the West End community and a positive step into our future as a world-class police service,” Commissioner Carroll said during the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Minister Ryan said the opening of the new station continued the commitment of the Queensland Government and the QPS to keeping policing facilities at the highest standard.

“West End Police have consistently delivered a high level of service to the community, and I know this new station will support the continuation of this service now, and into the future,” Minister Ryan said.