WATCH: Extra police officers to tackle Cherbourg crime
THE Queensland Police Force has promised extra resources to bring law and order to Murgon and Cherbourg.
Assistant Police Commissioner Mike Condon, Police Minister Mark Ryan and Natural Resources Minster Anthony Lynham went on a listening tour of the affected towns early Monday.
They announced the posting of an Acting Inspector to work with families, community groups and government agencies to reduce crime.
A tactical crime squad will be posted to the region.
"An acting inspector will be appointed to operate out of Murgon and have a whole-of-government approach to looking at all the options," Assistant Commissioner Condon said.
"Some of which are initiatives that have been in place for some time and others that we've learnt from the community that they would like to see implemented."
He said the police would work closely with parents of young offenders to help keep them off the streets.
"We've been able to fill the four vacancies at Murgon, the process of rostering police across the two areas will change so we have a stronger footprint that will see a 24/7 service," AC Condon said.
While car theft and break and enter crimes have been on the rise for the better part of nine months.
AC Condon said the recent stoning of a police vehicle, which also injured three officers, had kicked the government into action.
"We believe the stolen vehicle was used to lure police to Cherbourg so they could rock the cars, at the end of the day, that's just mischief more than anything," he said.
Mr Ryan said the government was keen to build better relations between police and the indigenous community and he was keen to pass on the message.
"It's not just about a police response, you can't arrest your way out of the problem of criminal offending," Mr Ryan said.
"Some of the things we've heard form the community of Cherbourg today is they want that as well.
"They want investment in education and early opportunities for their young people, they want support through youth justice and from all government agencies."