Reading with Police a positive initiative

13 December 2013
Alice Springs Youth Engagement Officers joined the Year 3/ 4 Reading Group at Braitling Primary School where Officers read a book about Police in the Community.
Alice Springs Youth Engagement Officers get a lesson from Braitling Primary students
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Constable Glenn Warrior said it is a good opportunity to engage with youth and show from a young age that Police are here to help.

“The students asked lots of questions about how to become a Police Officer and it was great to see how they engaged with us. They joined me in a series of sit-ups and push-ups to demonstrate what Police Recruits do at College. 

“The following week, the Reading Group came for a Tour of the Police Station and they were really impressed with the Southern Traffic Operations Police Car and the Police Motorbikes,” he said.

As part of their learning, the class produced a book called “I want to be a Police Officer”, and Officers were invited back to Reading Group where students read and then presented Police with a book of their own.  Officers will now use the book at other schools in the Alice Springs area

These Youth Engagement Officers are dedicated to providing pro-active policing and building strong relationships partnerships with students and the wider community and this is one example of how they’re succeeding in their role.