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Adopt-a-cop program

From left (Acting Principal Mrs Ann Stewart, Officer in Charge Palm Beach Sergeant David Glaister, Inspector Pat Swindells, Adopt a Cop candidate Constable Douglas Hunter, & senior students of Palm Beach State Primary School).
As part of a government initiative the Adopt a Cop policing program has been expanded with Palm Beach State Primary School becoming one of recent schools on the coast to benefit. Constable Douglas Hunter of Palm Beach Police Station has recently been inducted as the Adopt a Cop at the Palm Beach school.
An official ceremony was held at Palm Beach Primary School on Wednesday 13th February 2013 and was well attended by school students, teachers, Queensland Police representatives and Acting School Principal Mrs Ann Stewart.
‘Constable Doug’ (as he will be known as by students) said he was excited by the challenge the new role will bring; “I am looking forward to working with the students and promoting the role of policing in within the school community”.
Adopt a Cop participation in the education of students is an integral part of the current approach to policing, which places a greater emphasis on police engaging with the community and working collaboratively to provide effective policing services.
The Adopt a Cop program will provide partnerships within the school community to identify and develop appropriate community safety and crime prevention strategies that address local issues and are aimed at ensuring Queensland school communities are safe and secure.