Adopt-a-Cop to get safety message out

THE Queensland Police Service has developed a series of Adopt-a-Cop book labels for primary school students heading back to school.

The colourful book labels feature the Adopt-a-Cop mascots, Connie the police horse and Cluedo the police dog, and a range of children's safety messages, including:

  • Feeling unsafe? Tell an adult you trust.
  • Helmet on, you can't go wrong!
  • Your body belongs to you.
  • Who's on your Safety Network?
  • You're one of a kind, respect yourself.

The Queensland Police Service invites parents, carers, grandparents, teachers, primary school students and other interested community members to access the book labels via the QPS website - head to www.police.qld.gov.au and look in programs, schools, Adopt-a-Cop.

You can print the labels, cut them out and glue them onto school books.

The book labels are also available as stickers from district crime prevention co-ordinators, who can be contacted via police stations.

Assistant Commissioner Brett Pointing said the Adopt-a-Cop book labels provide a valuable opportunity to reinforce key children's safety messages to children.

"This type of initiative helps to build better relationships between police and members of the school community, which is what the Adopt-a-Cop program is about," Assistant Commissioner Pointing said.

"Adopt-a-cops are based in primary schools where police volunteer their time to educate children on a number of issues."

Adopt-a-Cops often become part of the school community and attend events such as sports days, school parades, presentation events and, on occasion, school camps and excursions.

Contact the district crime prevention co-ordinator on 5480 1111.

Gympie Times


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