Moreton Bay Implements Jack’s Law to Detect Knife Possession at North Lakes Train Stations

In a bid to combat knife crime and enforce Jack’s Law legislation, Moreton District police conducted a successful operation at North Lakes and Kippa-Ring train stations.



As part of the operation, 54 street checks were carried out, involving the scanning of 51 individuals using handheld devices on 11 May 2023.

Senior Sergeant John Cush, the Moreton Tactician, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the operation, particularly the efficient scanning of a significant number of individuals within a few hours.

“What was also good to see is that out of 51 people scanned, only one was in possession of a knife,” he stated.

According to reports, the police located a knife in the possession of a 17-year-old boy from Kippa-Ring. The individual will be dealt with under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act. The success in detecting this weapon highlights the effectiveness of the ongoing efforts to enforce Jack’s Law and ensure public safety. 

Building on this achievement, the Moreton District Police have announced their plans to conduct similar operations in the coming months at various train stations, transport hubs, and safe night precincts. These operations aim to detect and deter the possession of weapons, primarily knives, which pose a serious threat to the community.



The public is encouraged to assist in these efforts by providing any information related to suspicious activities. Police have advised individuals with relevant information to contact Policelink through the online suspicious activity form available 24 hours a day at or through Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.

Published 19-May-2023