THE Queensland Police Service is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Adopt-a-Cop campaign by launching an annual awards program.
The awards program has been designed to reward the outstanding work performed by Adopt-a-Cops throughout Queensland schools, with one overall winner to be awarded the ‘Adopt-a-Cop of the Year’ title.
Police Minster Neil Roberts said the Adopt-a-Cop program was started in 1985 to build good relationships between police and families within school communities.
“Adopt-a-Cops volunteer for positions within schools in addition to their regular duties,” Mr Roberts said.
“These officers put their own time and effort into building positive relationships between police and members of the school community.
“I want to encourage teachers, school staff and students who want to put forward their Adopt-a-Cop to complete a nomination form and submit it to their local police station.
“Winners in each of the 30 districts will be eligible for the regional round, with the eight regional winners considered for the ‘Adopt-a-Cop of the Year’ Award.”