On Friday September 8, officers from Browns Plains Police Station visited Park Ridge State School to take part in Book Week celebrations.
Park Ridge State Schools adopt-a-cops Constable Lachlan Jones and Constable Micheal McEwan assisted in the annual book parade before taking the opportunity to have some photos with the students.
The Adopt-a-Cop program was implemented to build positive relationships between police and members of the school community through the voluntary appointment of Adopt-A-Cops to schools and other relevant organisations.
The program is an integral part of policing and reflects a greater emphasis on police partnerships with the community.
Currently there are over 950 Adopt-a-Cops performing duties in over 1,100 Queensland schools. Adopt-a-Cops are police officers and Police Liaison Officers (to be referred to as ‘Adopt-a-PLOs’) who volunteer to participate in the program.