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Tuesday June 4, 2019

Today marks the launch of the WA Police Union #Care4Cops commitment campaign, which will run throughout June.

The campaign seeks to show West Australians that police officers not only care for themselves and their colleagues but they care for the community and everyone in it. The commitment is about everyday people committing to caring for police officers, just like how police officers commit to caring for the community.

WAPU President Harry Arnott said police officers were committed to providing 24/7 support for the community, even in the darkest of hours.

“The extremely dangerous situations police officers are placed in, and pressure they are put under, is indescribable,” he said.

“The trauma which is experienced by our police men and women can stay with them forever and have lifelong affects such as PTSD and mental health illnesses.

“The #Care4Cops commitment campaign aims to get the community behind our police officers who risk their lives for the benefit of all of us. By the community showing their commitment through social media, it’s just a small action that is going to mean a great deal to our Members,” Mr Arnott said.

“Anyone can get involved with the campaign through making a commitment and sharing it via their personal social media platforms.”

The first video showing high profile West Australians making the commitment to #Care4Cops was released this morning.

VIEW THE VIDEO

How to get involved
Anyone can get involved by making a commitment to #Care4Cops and posting a video, picture or status on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tagging @WAPoliceUnion and #Care4Cops.

The commitment can be as simple as:
• "I INSERT NAME CARE4COPS"; or,
• Tell the community and police officers why, for example: "I INSERT NAME CARE4COPS because insert the reason you care about police officers".