We all know our police service don’t have an easy job. They put themselves on the line every day to keep our community safe and secure.
In 1991, members of the community recognised the lack of support services for Queensland police officers and their families. CSP was formed as a not-for-profit organisation to fill that void.
If you’ve ever met Senior Constable Clancy the furry koala police officer, or seen a Constable T Bear collectible soft toy, you’ve seen some of the fundraising work of Community Supporting Police (CSP).
How does CSP support police?
CSP fosters friendship between police and the community. Through their Helping Hand program, they provide support and financial assistance to police and their families in times of trauma and stress, including:
Who are they?
CSP membership includes:
How does Community Supporting Police fund its support services?
The costs associated with providing support services are funded by donations, sales of merchandise like soft toys, and community fundraising events. Their fundraising provides the community with an opportunity to give something back to those who give us so much.
Behind the Crime events
If you’re interested in police procedure, CSP hosts Behind the Crime presentations to raise funds for emergency accommodation.
You can hear behind the scenes accounts of investigative strategies and court outcomes from experienced police and legal officers. Past presentations have delved into the Childers backpacker fires, high profile Queensland murder investigations, and investigative areas like cybercrime and amphetamines.
You can support the work of CSP and Queensland police and their families by:
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