30 Years of Constable Care

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Sgt Ross Pengilly (retired), Constable Clare, Constable Care and Commissioner Chris Dawson at today's anniversary event.

Sergeant Ross Pengilly (retired), Constable Clare, Constable Care and Commissioner Chris Dawson.

Turning 30 is a big deal, especially if you're the most recogniseable cops in the State.

Constable Care is the leading harm prevention charity in WA, delivering safety education, crime prevention and community engagement programs to school students, youth and communities throughout Western Australia.

The initial concept was established in 1989 by Sergeant Ross Pingelly (retired) and launched by the WA Police Force. Sgt Pingelly’s vision was to educate young people about staying safe in a way which they could relate to and understand.

Speaking at the 30-year anniversary event at the organisation’s Maylands facility, Commissioner Chris Dawson – who is a patron of the Constable Care Foundation – acknowledged Sgt Pingelly for his initiative.

“For the past 30 years, Constable Care has been working closely with the WA Police Force to run special programs about crime prevention and personal safety for more than 2.6 million young people – and this is an incredible achievement,” he said.

In recent times, Constable Care has been joined by Constable Clare. Constable Clare has become a positive role model for children, and raises awareness that a career in the Force offers women extensive opportunities and interaction with people from all walks of life. Both Constable Care and Constable Clare are an active part of the Foundation’s community engagement program across the state.

The WA Police Force congratulates the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation on achieving this 30-year anniversary milestone.