The School Based Policing Program is a joint initiative
of the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Education, Training and
Employment (DETE). The SBPP seeks to enhance community safety and security and
increase community confidence and satisfaction with police by building positive
relationships with, and providing a quality policing service for, members of the
The School Based Police Officer aims to assist the
school community and police in:
- Promoting positive relationships between the school
community and police.
- Contributing to an understanding of the law/legal process and procedures,
particularly in relation to young people.
- Attending to police related matters within the school
community where appropriate.
The role of the School Based Police
Officer includes but is not limited to the following:
- Identify and effectively address local policing issues
within the school community, using crime prevention initiatives and problem
solving approaches, in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
- Plan, prepare and deliver quality presentations, information and advice to
students and protective adults (teachers, other school staff, parents and
carers) to enhance safety and wellbeing and to contribute to an understanding of
police and the law.
- Provide the initial police response and recording of offences committed
within the school cluster in accordance with QPS policies and legislation and,
where appropriate undertake minor investigations.
- Liaise with and provide support to local Adopt-a-Cops as