Posted on 27 April 2016
Students studying Geography in Year 11, undergo an investigation into the crime profiles of Brisbane and its surrounds. On 27 April, we welcomed Crime Stoppers representative Paul Fitzpatrick to the College. Mr Fitzpatrick is currently the chair of the Brisbane Bayside Crime Stoppers division and has extensive experience working as a Police officer (43 Years), prosecutor, school teacher and TAFE lecturer.
During the presentation, students were involved in discussions about the importance of community engagement in crime mitigation and how Crime Stoppers function to help reduce localised crime rates. Students were also encouraged to become involved in community service initiatives such as these as it helps improve the liveability of our suburbs and regions. Students and staff enjoyed the discussions given the real world examples and relevance to the targeted demographic. I am sure our students took much from the lesson as it provided alternative avenues for reporting criminal behaviour, as well as identifying ways to improve personal safety and community engagement.
Secondary School Teacher