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.