based police officer
School Based Policing Program is a joint initiative of the Queensland Police
Service and the Department of Education and Training which was launched
state-wide in 1997.
School Based Policing Program seeks to enhance community safety and security,
and increase community confidence and satisfaction with police. This is done by
building positive relationships and providing a quality policing service to
members of the school community.
school based police officer (SBPO) aims to assist the school community and police in:
positive relationships between the school community and police
to an understanding of the law and legal process and procedures, particularly
in relation to young people
to police related matters within the school community, where appropriate.
is accomplished in several ways:
and addressing needs within the school community through proactive policing
presentations and programs which address current or emerging issues
investigation of offences within the parameters of the school
with teachers and support staff to develop plans designed to divert and prevent
offences occurring within the school, and in the wider community
present and engaging with staff, students and parents during community and
most rewarding part of the SBPO role, is the opportunity it gives to directly
contribute to the future of the students they come into contact with!