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School based police officer

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‚ÄčThe 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 school community.

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 required.

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Last reviewed 16 April 2019
Last updated 16 April 2019