Body armour will be rolled out to Queensland police, and officers could be given permission to take their guns home amid the bikie gang crackdown.
The police union says Police Minister Jack Dempsey has agreed to a staged roll out of streamlined body armour for frontline police.
The union says Mr Dempsey will also urge Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to grant any reasonable requests from police, who feel under threat, to take their weapons home.
Police union president Ian Leavers said he secured the commitments on body armour and off-duty access to weapons during a meeting with Mr Dempsey on Monday.
He said police were "very concerned" about their safety amid the bikie crackdown, and believed it had put them at increased risk.
They also feared for the safety of their families, Mr Leavers said.
But he would not say if there were any direct, specific threats by criminal gangs against police.
"All I can say ... is police are very concerned," he told the ABC, adding he could not provide details in case it undermined police operations and security.
"Police certainly do feel more at threat and as though they could become more of a target."
But he said the push for body armour and out-of-hours access to weapons was also about moving with the times.
Mr Leavers said he hoped the staged rollout of body armour would begin immediately.
He said police would have to make a proper case for taking their weapons home.
"It's not a blanket thing, it's just for those who are receiving threats and are in significant danger."
He said police who did take weapons home would have to comply with the weapons act, and ensure they were stored securely.
The police minister later told reporters the government was looking at a range of safety options.
"Officer safety is paramount," Mr Dempsey said."We'll look at all options in relation to increasing safety."