Students from Healy State School have been treated to a special excursion into Mount Isa Police Station as part of a new initiative to help inform kids on the role officers play in the community.
Police Liaison Officer George Leon is the creator of the excursion and he hopes to get every year of every school involved in Mount Isa.
"I have formed close relationships with many of the local schools and have a real passion for helping children realise their potential," Officer Leon said.
Officer Leon said he realised that during many of his regular school visits, students would ask questions about his role as a PLO and the role of a police officer.
"I decided to organise tours of the police station, so they could have their many questions answered."
Mr Leon said he was looking towards the future, so the next group of youths would have more respect and understanding of officer roles in the QPS.
While on excursion to the station, students met with the Officer in Charge of the station, General Duties officers, Watch House officers and detectives from both the Criminal Investigation Branch and Child Protection Unit.
Students learnt about the daily responsibilities of an officer, received a refresher on road and passenger safety, inspected the police vehicles and even got to sit in a All Terrain Vehicle.
According to the majority of the students, the highlight of the tour was when they received their Junior Police sticker badge and identification card.
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