Officers learn to spell at Coffee with a Cop, Calamvale

By Senior Constable Bree Macdonald, myPolice Centenary
Original article HERE

On Saturday June 1, officers from the South Brisbane District Crime prevention Unit, Calamvale Station, Police Liaison Officers, Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) were joined by Acting Superintendent Tim Partrige and State Member for Stretton, Mr Duncan Pegg MP to host Coffee with a Cop at Calamvale Central Shopping Centre.

Coffee with a Cop gives the locals the opportunity to come together as a community in an informal setting to discuss local crime issues.

Police were impressed by the huge turn out at the event, and many locals were able to ask questions, voice concerns and talk to police about crime issues they were experiencing in the community.

This Coffee with a Cop event coincided with the grand final for the local Spelling Bee competition held at Calamvale Central Shopping Centre.

The Spelling Bee competition involved local schools; Calamvale Community College, Islamic College of Brisbane and Wisdom College.

Students from grades three to six participated in this fun and educational day, which rewards and recognises academic achievement.

The children in the grand final were fantastic and their ability to spell was very impressive – the hard work and study paid off for them.

There was also a last minute Spelling Bee competition involving Mr Pegg, a Volunteer in Policing (VIP) and an officer from the Centenary Crime Prevention Unit.

Our ViP came out winning and taking the glory from the others, but it was great fun to be able to participate.

It was a wonderful morning and officers would like to thank Degani Café, Calamvale Central Shopping Centre and Mr Pegg for being involved in our successful event. We are already looking forward to our next Calamvale Coffee with a Cop.