Blue Light is one of our most successful and engaging programs for young people. The program is run internationally, with every State and Territory in Australia participating, as well as New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Blue Light aims to assist the police to rectify the imbalance of pro-active and re-active policing where young people are concerned. It does this by providing young people with positive lifestyle alternatives and strategies to avoid becoming an offender or victim of crime.
Blue Light promotes the police as offering an integrated pro-active youth service which takes a holistic approach to helping young people.
|Blue Light Goes West number 10|
|Children in the state’s north-west got a chance to try their best Nutbush and Macarena moves when the Blue Light dance party trailer went on tour last week.
A DJ and six police officers hit the road in the Blue Light trailer for a 2000-kilometre trek leaving last Friday 8 April to six regional communities during National Youth Week.
Youth Command Superintendent David Scrimgeour said, over the past 10 years, Blue Light Goes West had proved a very important initiative…providing safe and fun activities for young people in those rural communities.
The Blue Light goes west dance parties were held at Narromine, Brewarrina, Lightening Ridge, Coonamble, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran.