As Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service, I extend a welcome to you and encourage you to support the excellent work currently being undertaken by Community Supporting Police Inc. Community Supporting Police Inc. is a registered charity which has been supporting the Queensland Police Service, its members and their families since 1991.
The inaugural committee consisted of family members of serving Police Officers and members of interested community groups. Community groups including Scouts Queensland, Lions International, Girl Guides Queensland, The Salvation Army and retired and current business members currently serve on the Management Committee and contribute to the organisation by providing expertise and advice to the committee. These persons also actively support fundraising activities and events across Queensland.
Branches of Community Supporting Police Inc. also operate in Cairns, Mareeba, Townsville, Rockhampton and Toowoomba. The work undertaken by members of the regional branches assist Community Supporting Police to achieve the organisation’s goals and objectives. The organisation through its continued good work provides both financial and physical support to all members of the police family in times of trauma and stress.
I am mindful that the success of any organisation can only be achieved if a concerted effort is made by many people both with the Queensland Police Service and the community. I encourage interested persons and corporations to become involved in this very worthwhile organisation.
Constable T Bear 2014
Constable T Bear is supporting the Qld Police Force in his official role as mascot for the Community Supporting Police. Welcome aboard Bear !