Local Officers Nominated for Adopt-a-Cop awards

The nominations are in for the annual Adopt-a-Cop of the year award. Congratulations to the following hard-working Far Northern Region Adopt-a-Cops who have been nominated;

  • Senior Constable Lauren Barron – Our Lady Help of Christians
  • Sergeant Cary Coolican – St Josephs Primary School
  • Constable Damien West – St Therese’s Primary School
  • Sergeant Larissa Flood – St Monica’s Catholic College

Nominations were submitted by local schools accompanied by letters of support from parents and staff. The nominations are judged locally at a district and regional level to determine the Far Northern Region Adopt-a-Cop of the year before being sent to the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch in Brisbane for judging of the Adopt-a-Cop of the year for Queensland.

The four nominees are extremely hard working Adopt-a-Cops that have gone above and beyond for their local schools. Adopt-a-Cops undertake a wide range of duties at their adopted school including; conducting class presentations, attending school fetes and sports days, meeting with troubled students and dropping in to say hello to the students, just to name a few.

Currently there are 73  Adopt-a-Cops attached to schools in the Far Northern Region.  Adopt-a-Cops perform much of their adopted duties in their own time and play a very important role in building the relationship between police and their school community.

For further information about the Adopt-a-Cop program visit the Queensland Police website.

 Stay tuned for the September announcement of the

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