The Hon. Michelle Roberts, Minister for Police and Road Safety officially welcomed Constable Clare to the WA Police service, presenting her with a badge at the 2017 Perth Royal Show.
Constable Clare made her debut at the Royal Show Police Pavilion as part of the 100 years of Women in Policing celebrations.
“Not only is Constable Clare a tribute to the many dedicated WA female police officers, her inclusion as part of the Foundation’s brand icons is also an opportunity to demonstrate to young girls that they too can have an active role in keeping the community safe,” said Constable Care Child Safety Foundation CEO David Gribble.
Constable Clare will appear as a mascot, alongside Constable Care, in the community as well as attending major events and festivals around Perth. She will also have an active role supporting the new Constable Care Safety School that teaches vital road and transport safety messages to children aged 4-11 years old.
The Foundation’s newest recruit will no doubt be warmly welcomed as a symbolic character that aims to reinforce key safety messages and teach young people that police are friendly and approachable should they ever need help.
Constable Clare will also raise awareness that a career in the Force offers women extensive opportunities, interesting experiences and interaction with people from all walks of life,
“It is fitting Constable Clare has been recruited into the Western Australia Police Force as we celebrate 100 years of Women in Policing. It is important to have more women in the Force to broaden our skills and perspectives and better reflect the community we serve and protect. Constable Clare will become a positive role model for children, in particular young girls, and hopefully encourage them to consider becoming a police officer in the future,” said Commissioner of Police Chris Dawson.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation was founded in 1989 by Sergeant Ross Pengilly and is now an independent charity that keeps children safe from harm through ground breaking theatre-in-education and community programs.
For more information on Constable Care Child Safety Foundation, or to book Constable Clare to appear at your event, visit www.cccsf.org.au or call 9272 0000.
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