Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson and Police Minister Jack Dempsey launch the 2012 QPS State of Origin car at Suncorp Stadium.
Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson and Police Minister Jack Dempsey launch the 2012 QPS State of Origin car at Suncorp Stadium. Contributed

Police unveil Maroons car

QUEENSLAND police will show their support for the third State of Origin game with a new-look Maroons car.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson launched the 2012 QPS State of Origin car at Suncorp Stadium on Monday, ahead of the third game on July 4.

Mr Dempsey said the car was a great way for the police service to show support for the team and also get involved in the community.

"The State of Origin brings Queenslanders from all walks of life together to show their state pride and the vehicle helps celebrate that," he said.

Mr Dempsey said the 2011 State of Origin car's bonnet was auctioned last year and raised $7209 for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.

"This year the money will go towards the Police Citizen's Youth Club to provide the resources needed to help our youth," he said.

The bonnet will be signed by the 2012 State of Origin team before it is auctioned as part of the PCYC gala dinner later this year.

Mr Dempsey said the car would be used to escort the Queensland team from its hotel to Suncorp Stadium for the final game of the series.



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