Community events and engagement

ACT Policing member hands out stickers at community event

If you would like ACT Policing or Constable Kenny Koala to attend your community event in a public engagement capacity, please email [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Event name
  • Organisation name
  • Event type, location and expected number of attendees
  • Event details, date (and whether that is flexible)
  • Summary of how you would like police to contribute to your event
  • Contact details.

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions below before submitting your request.

It is important to submit your request with as much notice as possible ahead of the event date to give ACT Policing adequate time to consider the request, allocate resources if available and advise you of the outcome, as unfortunately not all requests can be facilitated.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can anyone request police to attend their event?

Yes. Police attendance can be requested by any organisation, community group, sporting club or other group.



How much does it cost for police to attend my community event?

There is no cost associated with police attending your event in a public engagement capacity.

However, if your request is for operational policing services, please visit the Major Event Planning section of our website for more information.

 

When will my request be confirmed?

It is important you submit your request with as much notice as possible ahead of the event date to give ACT Policing adequate time to consider the request, allocate resources if available and advise you of the outcome, as unfortunately not all requests can be facilitated.

You will be notified via email when your request has been accepted or declined.

 

How can I book a Constable Kenny Koala school presentation?

ACT Policing’s Constable Kenny Koala is available to attend day-cares (minimum three-years-old), preschools and primary schools to present a range of safety topics to students.

Visit his website to book directly.



How can I book Constable Kenny Koala to attend my school fete or after-school care class?

To ensure Constable Kenny Koala can focus his time and attention on school lessons, he will no longer visit after-school care classes or attend school fetes.

However, he will still be available for major community events throughout the year.

 

Where can I request a cyber-safety presentation?

ACT Policing’s Constable Kenny Koala delivers ThinkUKnow (Stay OK online) cyber safety presentations to Kindergarten-Year 2. This can be booked via his website.

ACT Policing’s Community Safety and Education Team delivers ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentations to Years 3 and above. Bookings can be made via thinkuknow.org.au 



Where can I request an operational policing service at my event?

ACT Policing can provide additional policing services to many types of events including, but not limited to:

  • Sporting events
  • Entertainment events
  • Police escorts
  • Major ceremonial events
  • Other Crowded Places Events involving the community.

If you require operational policing services at your event, visit the Major Event Planning section of our website.



Where can I notify ACT Policing of my event?

Visit the Major Event Planning section of our website for information on how to notify police of your event.



Where can I provide compliments or complaints about ACT Policing?

If you would like to provide positive feedback about an ACT Policing member, you can do so via our feedback page.

Alternatively, if you are unhappy with the service you received from any member of ACT Policing in the course of their duties, you can:



How do I get in contact with ACT Policing about another matter?

Please visit our ‘Connect with Us’ page for ACT Policing’s contact details.