The Adopt-a-Cop program was implemented in 1985 to build positive relationships between police and members of the school community through the voluntary appointment of Adopt-a-Cops to schools.
The program is a fundamental part of policing where the program mirrors a greater emphasis on police partnerships within the community.
Presently there are over 950 Adopt-a-Cops promoting duties in over 1100 Queensland schools.
Adopt-a-Cops are police officers that volunteer to partake in the program. Adopt-a-Cops are generally appointed to primary and secondary schools, however may also be appointed to special schools, early childhood centres and community groups.
The Queensland Police Service Adopt-a-Cop (AAC) Awards Program recognises the outstanding contribution of AAC’s at District, Regional and State levels.
This year Central Region’s Adopt-a-Cop winner was Senior Constable Cameron Hill of Nambour Police Station.
Senior Constable Hill has been the Adopt-a-Cop at Woombye State School for nearly two and a half years.
Senior Constable Hill has demonstrated outstanding motivation and commitment to the both the school and community.
With nearly 500 students at Woombye State School, Senior Constable Hill, makes the effort to talk with as many students as possible and has been identified that his approach has enabled him to address some hard-hitting topics.
Well done Senior Constable Hill!