Blue light disco to start in Glen Innes

by admin on January 20th, 2019

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BLUE LIGHT: Senior Constable Brad Wood is looking forward to engaging with local youth at the Blue Light disco.
Nanjing Night Net

AS PART of their new community engagement policy the Glen Innes local police will start operating blue light discos in the region.

The Blue Light program is the beginning of a proposed range of youth programs and initiatives that the Glen Innes police want to run.

Glen Innes police Sergeant Mark Johnston said the discos will be free from alcohol and drugs and offer local youth a safe place to enjoy each other’s company.

“We have a number of police in Glen Innes who are keen to get involved and I will encourage them to engage with local youth’s and programs like Blue Light discos are the perfect way to do that,” he said.

“Ultimately I’d like to run them regularly, maybe start them off bi-monthly and see how we go from there.

“If we could we’d like to hold one in Glen Innes, then Deepwater, then Emmaville and rotate them around the district, I know from past experience that the blue light discos are a great way to engage youth and they do work.”

Sergeant Johnston said the Blue Light disco needs the support of local businesses to run as it is a totally non for profit organisation.

“It will be the local businesses and councils that will make this work,” he said.

“When I reopened the Blue light in Lightning Ridge I had great support from the local community.

“Although we are in the planning phase at the moment it should not take long to get it happening”

Sergeant Johnston said Glen Innes has two officers, Senior Constable Wood and McMurtrie that are enthusiastic and keen to see things happening with the Blue Light.

Senior Constable Brad Wood said he has lived in the town for a number of years and sees the Blue Light discos as a long overdue initiative.

“I have children and family in the town and I have seen the need for this for a few years,” he said.

“I feel it is a great opportunity for the kids to see police in a better light and the discos help make them more comfortable speaking with us.”

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