Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has flown to Mt Isa to address soaring drug use and youth crime in the mining town.
Hundreds of locals recently signed a petition calling for a curfew to reduce juvenile crime after a 10-year-old boy was charged with burning down a police beat shopfront.
Mr Stewart has also recently spoken out about the rising ice problem in regional and remote communities, saying authorities must work closely with community and indigenous groups to find a solution.
On August 22, residents of Short Street, Pioneer heard explosions at the local Police Beat. A police car was also destroyed.