One of three new Queensland Police Service boats, Brett Irwin , 24 metres long , capable of 20 knots , being scrubbed down in Townsville after first doing duty at the G20 in Brisbane . The vessel is named after Constable Brett Andrew Irwin, shot dead in Brisbane on July 18 , 2007 , when he went to arrest a man for non appearance in court. It can be used as a command boat in emergencies. One now operates out of Cairns and another is soon to go into service in the Whitsundays . In the Northern Territory, new fast, smaller police boats were recently deployed, some to patrol isolated coastal settlements to combat drug running in particular .
New fast Territory police boat.