Image Credit: QPS
Over the weekend, police attended the St Luke’s Anglican School Community Fair and what a fun filled day it was.
The fair was open to the whole community, so the police set up their crime prevention display across from the main stage.
The crime prevention stand proved to be lots of fun as kids of all ages were invited to have their fingerprints taken and grab some colouring in, balloons and stickers.
The school’s Adopt-a-Cop, Sergeant Meg Owens, was also in full swing at the petting zoo and showed very interested kids inside her police vehicle.
Thankfully the majority of the kids opted to sit in the front, good choice!
Our Volunteers in Policing (ViP’S) were also kept busy helping to sell our Community Supporting Police merchandise such as junior police caps, shirts and a variety of our super cute police puppies.
They even found Cruella de Vil (above) trying to sneak off with a few of our Labrador puppies, until they convinced her our puppies don’t have spots!
The Adopt-a-Cop program and crime prevention office is an integral part of policing and reflects a greater emphasis on police partnerships with the community.
It shows the community that there is a lot more to policing than just locking up the bad guys.
Making sure our community feels safe and our kids grow up feeling comfortable to approach police is equally important.
If you missed us at the St Luke’s Community Fair, we will be back helping St Mary’s Catholic Primary School at their celebrations on Saturday, August 31.