Multicultural community members in Newcastle will be given a unique opportunity to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of police, NSW Police say.
The Community Awareness in Policing Program (CAPP) will be hosted by Newcastle City Police District at Waratah Police Station tomorrow (Wednesday 26 September 2018).
Those taking part include international student ambassadors from China, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Philippines, Iran, Tanzania, Tongan, and Liberia.
The CAPP is designed to foster community knowledge and understanding of modern policing.
As part of the initiative, the participants will experience numerous different aspects of policing, with displays from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Police Rescue, Marine Area Command, Forensic Services Group, Tactical Police and the Communications Group.
Newcastle City Police District Commander, Superintendent Brett Greentree, said participants are given the opportunity to speak to a variety of officers to better understand policing.
“This is a very beneficial community engagement program offering the opportunity for community members to get to know us and the diverse range of services we have to offer,” Supt Greentree said.
“It’s an eye-opener for the participants who are able to develop a greater confidence in police through their new insights.