Police speak to the MensShed at Coolum Beach

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Coolum police presented a variety of topics to the members of Coolum’s MensShed last week.

The Men's Shed delivers a wide range of services, aiming to improve the health and well being of it’s members and reduce the number of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may emanate from isolation.

Men's Sheds are community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisations that are accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment.

The Coolum group now have approximately 70-80 members and Officer in Charge of Coolum Station Senior Sergeant Hardy Wirth and Volunteers in Policing Craig McConaghy and David McLean ESM attended their weekly get together to give an update and provide information on the following:

  • Crime prevention
  • Home security
  • Personal safety
  • Cyber crime and scams

The group much appreciated the information and gave their own life experiences on instances they had come across and were certainly a jovial and quick witted bunch, that had the boys on their toes with answering a barrage of questions.

We were given a quick tour of the ‘Shed’ and shown the wares that their hard work has produced. The members came from a wide range of former and current occupations from scientists to plumbers and commercial airline pilots.

President of the Coolum MensShed, Warren thanked the officers and volunteers for their presentation and said it was great to see QPS build a relationship with the local community.

Officer in Charge,of Coolum Station, Senior Sergeant Hardy said that it is important to remember that some of these people have lost loved ones or are on their own for various reasons.

“Their participation in groups like this allows them to partake in a safe and friendly environment,”

“We will continue to present information for groups like MenShed to ensure members are kept updated on having a safe environment and awareness to themselves, their homes and their property.” Senior Sergeant Hardy said.

If you would like any further information on the Coolum MensShed or how to become involved head to their website at Coolum MensShed

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