The School Based Policing Program is a joint initiative between the Queensland Police Service and Education Queensland. The main role of the program is to establish positive relationships between police and the secondary school community to contribute to a safe and supportive learning environment.
School-based police officers support students at risk of offending while encouraging school communities to adopt approaches that aid in crime prevention and proactive policing.
The School Based Policing Program helps high schools and the community by:
- addressing identified needs within the school community
- helping teachers develop and present curriculum material to meet police and school community needs
- undertaking initial response and investigation of offences within the perimeters of the school.
A school-based police officer has an office within the high school, and is contactable through the Administration Office during school hours. For school contact details visit the Education Queensland Website.