Coochiemudlo Island saw an influx of bodies at the weekend for the inaugural Matthew Flinders Day celebrations.
Local Police say the day was filled with fun for local community members and plenty of tourists enjoying the sunshine.
And the coppers decided to have their own input.
Acting Sergeant Brendon Winslow says the day made a perfect opportunity to have a Coffee with a Cop event, which welcomes members of the public to ask questions and to be a part of open discussions about community issues.
“A big topic of the day was clearing up confusion on, when to contact police and which line to contact. Here are a few tips to remember”
• If it’s urgent or life threatening, call 000.
• If it has already occurred and is non-life threatening, call Policelink – 131 444
• If you would like to report is anonymously, call Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000
“Police would like to thank everyone who was involved with the day; Volunteers in Police (ViPs), Crime Stoppers volunteers, Redland City Council who sponsored the coffees and of course the locals and tourists who turned up in droves to chat and drink coffee.”
“Coochiemudlo Island residents really do live in a little bayside piece of paradise and with the weather perfect complimenting the conversations over coffee it was a little sad to have to leave work to go home!”