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School Based Police Officer

School Based Police Officer
Constable Sheridan Van Burren
The School Based Policing Program is a joint initiative of the Queensland Police Service and Education Queensland.  The Program places an emphasis on community involvement and preventative approaches to crime and seeks to enhance schooling by helping to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
A School Based Police Officer is responsible for:
  • delivering lectures and providing information on law and police duties
  • the initial investigation and recording of all offences reported to the officer
  • providing advice to members of the school community with regard to traffic matters, property and personal safety
  • establishing and maintaining open communication with relevant youth welfare agencies
  • providing referral to other agencies where appropriate
  • coordination and operation of school watch, safety house and property identification
  • coordination of the Adopt-a-Cop program within the school cluster; and
  • working conjointly with the school targeting truancy.