Public to identify top adopt-a-cop

QUEENSLAND police are seeking the public's help to find the 2012 Adopt-a-Cop of the Year.

Now in its third year, the awards program has been designed to recognise the state's most exceptional Adopt-a-Cops working with students in schools. The overall winner is crowned Adopt-a-Cop of the Year.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said it was important for officers who went above and beyond their duty to be recognised.

"Adopt-a-Cops volunteer for the positions within schools, which they take on in addition to their regular duties," Mr Dempsey said.

"The Adopt-a-Cop program enables police to educate students on a number of issues including the role of police and how they can keep safe in a range of environments.

"As minister and a former officer in the Queensland Police Service, I have seen the benefits of regular interaction between school students and police first-hand."

Teachers, parents and students are encouraged to complete a nomination form for their Adopt-a-Cop and submit it to their school principal.

Nomination forms can be found at police.qld.gov.au then enter Adopt-a-Cop in the search bar.

Nominations close June 8.

Eight regional winners will go into the running for the 2012 Adopt-a-Cop title.

Gympie Times


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