Over the past five years, despite recent sensational headlines, it has become safer to travel by public transportation in the Gold Coast. According to figures compiled by Translink and released by Transport Minister Scott Emerson, assaults on Gold Coast passengers and bus drivers over the past five years have decreased 80 percent. The definition of an assault used in the study included any time a bus driver was spat on, verbally assaulted, threatened with violence, or had an object thrown at them.
The Transportation Minister, Mr. Scott Emerson, has been working to address safety concerns on public transportation with industry groups, using a variety of methods to help reduce violence and increase safety on public transportation. These methods include the use of CCTV cameras, two-way radios and private Security Guards.
Private Security Guards are used to operate moving patrols throughout the Gold Coast public transportation routes. They provide an extra set of eyes out on the bus routes and are trained to de-escalate potentially violent situations, preventing violence before it occurs.
Gold Coast Security Officers are also trained to notice when anything is out of the ordinary and step in, to assess the situation. Private Security Officers have proven to be a successful tool in decreasing assaults on Gold Coast bus lines.
Over this past Easter holiday season, patrols were increased to ensure that all passengers and operators enjoyed safe and fast transportation. According to Mr. Emerson, “Translink regularly focuses additional senior network officer shifts on the Gold Coast, over and above its standard presence” in order to address public safety concerns.
Gold Coast Security Guards play an important role in ensuring Translink can provide safe travel for both its drivers and its passengers. They help to provide a high quality of life for Gold Coast residents.
Hiring Gold Coast Security Guards are a great way to guarantee safety for all.