In conjunction with Constable Craig Jewell of the Cleveland Police Station, Thornlands State School has established a mutually beneficial community focussed ‘Adopt a Cop’ programme
To build positive relationships between police and members of the school community.
The program is an integral part of policing and reflects a greater emphasis on police partnerships with the community.
Benefits of the program include:
(i) The enhanced safety and wellbeing of children through education
(ii) Positive attitudes of children towards police and the community;
(iii) The encouragement of law abiding behaviour;
(iv) The development of appropriate community safety and crime prevention strategies that address local issues