FRANKSTON Police officers have visited 26 schools since the start of last year to deliver “safety messages”.
Visits have been made to early learning centres, as well as primary and secondary campuses. Victoria Police chief commissioner Shane Patton said the talks “highlight our commitment to strengthening relationships with young people and their families.”
“We don’t want our first contact with young people to be when they’re in trouble – which is why we’re continuing to deliver important safety messages to have a positive impact,” he said. “This model ensures schools can get the best out of their police both now and into the future and assist young people in staying safe.”
Topics covered include cyber safety, assaults, and the Fit to Drive program.
Local police officers have made a total of 48 visits to the 26 schools – schools visited include First Grammar Early Learning Centre, Ballam Park Primary, Kananook Primary, Aldercourt Primary, Carrum Downs Secondary, Baden Powell Pre-School, Bayside Christian College, Elizabeth Murdoch College, McClelland Secondary, John Paul College, Karingal Heights Primary, Kingsley Park Primary, Langwarrin Primary, Seaford North Primary, Skye Primary, Frankston High School, Monterey Secondary, Mount Erin College, Naranga School, and Ballam Park Primary.
First published in the Frankston Times – 25th July 2023