The School Based Policing Program (SBPP) is a joint initiative between the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Department of Education. The main role of the program is to establish positive relationships between police and the secondary school community, to contribute to a safe and supportive learning environment.
QPS manage the funding, recruitment, selection, training and supervision of SBPOs working in Queensland state schools.
Currently, the SBPP provides 57 state secondary schools (58 campuses) with a School Based Police Officer (SBPO).
Role of SBPOs
SBPOs are appointed to a school or cluster of schools to assist the school community and police in a variety of tasks, including:
- promoting positive relationships between the school community and police
- attending school events, functions and being involved in school life
- promoting understanding of law/legal process and procedures, particularly in relation to young people
- attending to police-related matters within the school community, where appropriate.
The duties of the SBPO are supported and monitored by a local consultative team, which includes principal/s, the SBPO and the SBPO's QPS supervisor.
Information about the program is also available on the QPS School Based Policing Program website.
OneSchool is a comprehensive software program that enables Queensland State Schools to efficiently and effectively manage key teaching and school administrative activities, as well as the ongoing support of students. One component of the OneSchool system is the Student Profile, which includes records of contact made concerning the student. Interactions between a SBPO and students or parents may be recorded in OneSchool. SBPOs will always exercise discretion and confidentiality. For further detail about Information security please visit the
OneSchool information page.
For further information about SBPOs contact your
Regional Office or State Schools—Operations through the
State Schools Division email.
Location of SBPOs