Central Wheatbelt MP Mia Davies has thrown her support behind a new police union campaign advocating for more recognition for West Australian officers.
The campaign has been designed to show the community that police officers not only care for themselves and their colleagues but they care for the community and everyone in it.
According to the WA police union, the commitment is about everyday people committing to caring for police officers, like how police officers commit to caring for the community.
“Our police officers are committed to providing 24/7 support for the community,” she said.
“They are often faced with extremely dangerous situations, under pressure, and very few of us would understand the true nature of the job they take on.
“In the regions, police also play an important community role working across different community groups, health services, sporting clubs and schools.”
She said projects like the Purple Bench initiative, or Midnight Basketball, were greatly enhanced by police involvement and were vital in engaging our young people in positive and meaningful activity.
Ms Davies said she appreciated the men and women who carry out these often thankless task and said the Police Union campaign was a good opportunity for the community to acknowledge their hard work.
The #Care4Cops commitment campaign aims to get the community behind our police officers, who risk their lives for the benefit of all of us.
Ms Davies said the police force in the Wheatbelt District went above and beyond to ensure the safety of the community.
“The #Care4Cops campaign initiated by the WA police union is a great opportunity to reaffirm our support for our local police officers and show we care for their health, wellbeing and welfare,” she said.
“I’d encourage groups and individuals throughout the Wheatbelt to jump online and offer their support for the campaign, it’s a great way to say thanks.”
For more information about the #care4cops campaign visit https://www.wapu.org.au/.