BROWNS Plains police have launched Operation Emblem designed to protect schools from becoming the target of criminal behaviour during the school holidays.
“Empty schools provide an opportunity for criminal activity, becoming targets for unlawful entry, arson, stealing, graffiti and property damage – all of which become a huge cost to the community,” said Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe.
“Officers will be patrolling the local schools at all hours of the day and night.”
Senior Sergeant Leafe said community involvement was essential to assist in keeping our schools safe.
He encouraged those who saw suspicious behaviour to call the School Watch hotline on 131788.
Senior Sergeant Leafe said the School Watch Program was a partnership between Education Queensland, the Queensland Police Service and the State Government Protective Security Service. It aims to reduce criminal activity in Queensland schools. It encouraged everyone to look out for after-hours crime in our schools.