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Queensland Police Service
The Queensland Police Service vision is to help make Queensland a safe and secure place to live, visit and do business. Their purpose is to deliver quality policing services 24 hours a day.
The aim of the VIP Program is to recruit and train local community members (VIPs) to carry out a range of voluntary tasks that complement but do not compete with the established responsibilities of police officers and other paid staff members. In general, these tasks will assist police to deliver a range of services designed to reduce crime and to help people feel safe.
Engaging volunteers from culturally diverse backgrounds
The achievement of the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Queensland Police Service is enhanced by the forging of strong working partnerships between police and members of the local community. To this end they accept and encourage the involvement of volunteers from culturally diverse backgrounds within a number of specified programs and activities. Queensland Police Service members are encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers from culturally diverse backgrounds might serve the community and support the police as VIPs.
Strategies that have helped engage and retain volunteers from culturally diverse backgrounds
Recognition of service: Awarding of certificates and other forms of service recognition, special functions, training and development opportunities, and inclusion in special projects working with culturally diverse communities.
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