Adopting a new identity

Gympie West primary school’s new Adopt-a-Cop, Constable Warwick Mundt, teaches prep students Zoe Parker, Jasmine Lowry and Tristan Bryant how to safely cross the road.
Gympie West primary school’s new Adopt-a-Cop, Constable Warwick Mundt, teaches prep students Zoe Parker, Jasmine Lowry and Tristan Bryant how to safely cross the road. Renee Pilcher

ADOPT-a-Cop Constable Warwick Mundt is no stranger to danger.

Among other important issues, like road safety, he'll be helping the teachers of Gympie West primary school get the message about stranger danger to students.

As the school's brand new Adopt-a-Cop who was inducted yesterday, Const Mundt, hopes to forge a special bond with the students.

With strong ties to the school already (his daughter Vennieta is in Year 2), Const Mundt will strengthen the link between Gympie West and the Queensland Police Service.

While there is nothing new about the Adopt-a-Cop program, Gympie Police has been stepping up this strategy in Gympie since schools went back for 2012.

Throughout this year, the scheme will be rolled out gradually until every school in the district has a contactable police officer. It makes sense that most Adopt-a-Cop officers will have children enrolled at their adoptive schools.

"Our role in the community is to help people keep safe and help them when they are in trouble - a similar role to your teachers," Const Mundt told the children at his induction at the Gympie West school.

"If any of you have a problem you can approach your teachers or myself. Your principal will keep me informed and occasionally I might be asked to come up to school and talk to some of you on an individual basis."

All about Adopt-a-Cops

  • The program started in Queensland in 1985.
  • It is based in primary schools.
  • Police officers volunteer their time to educate children on a number of issues.
  • To find out about your school's Adopt-a-Cop, contact the District Crime Prevention Coordinator on 5480 1400.

Topics:  adopt-a-cop

Gympie Times

5700 Gympie households can save $5000 a year

Finance experts say that, based on an average 30-year home loan of $371,100, households could save $5412 a year in repayments with a few simple steps.

We show you how to make money from your home

Last chance to avoid jail for repeat drink driver

TESTING TIME: Breath tests led drivers to court in Gympie this week.

Man's choice - disqualification and good behaviour or jail

Highs and lows of drink driving in Gympie court

Drink drivers suffered consequences in Gympie Magistrates Court

Drink drivers fronted Gympie Magistrates Court this week

Local Partners

Cancer fighter back to smash Samson Challenge

NOT only is Janelle kicking Hodgkin's lymphoma, she's also training for this years gruelling fitness event Samson Challenge.

Return to sender

HEAR THE ECHO: The Mountain Story is a metaphor for life in general.

Like a voice echoes in the mountains, in life we get what we give

Tough love day care


Nothing quite like a headbutt in modern child raising

premium_icon Junior sport in Qld becoming too expensive for parents

Zali, 4, and Digby Tidey, 7, check out Aussie rules, at Yeronga football club in Brisbane. Picture: AAP/Claudia Baxter

The cost of junior sport is becoming a growing concern

Don't just dream about it

RELAX: Create an inviting place to retire to at night with a comfortable mattress and quality bedding.

Make your bed a place where dreams are made

Turn over a new leaf

Cordyline leaves background

Turn over a new leaf

Never a good idea to reopen the ex files

DON'T GO THERE: Sudden contact from an ex is a recipe for trouble.

Dear guy I dated 20 years ago: no, I don't want to 'catch up'