Evaluation of the Brisbane City Division Vulnerable Persons Strategy

Community policing Homelessness Police Australia Queensland Brisbane
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Overview: Brisbane City Police have an increasing role in responding to vulnerable persons, often at risk in the CBD and police are often the first people to encounter vulnerable people in public space or in circumstances of need. QPS capacity to respond independently to the issues of vulnerable people at risk is often limited to separate and unconnected initiatives, projects and one off events.

The Strategic Framework for Community Crime Prevention is a key element in the Queensland Crime Prevention – Building Safer Communities Strategy. The Brisbane City VPS provides the framework to coordinate and support sustainable local action on crime prevention approaches to vulnerable persons through methodology which empowers and mobilises the largest group of change agents – first response police.

The Brisbane City Division Vulnerable Persons Strategy (VPS) brings together a range of activities and projects to align their goals and put coordinated action to the intentions of the QPS Vulnerable Persons Policy.

The overarching vision of the VPS is to achieve a cultural change in the approach City police have to vulnerable persons through capacity building, first response police participation in community activities and empowering first response police as first to see – first to act agents of change.

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