Police put focus on respecting diversity at Multicultural Festival

National Multicultural Festival

ACT Policing will again host a stall at the National Multicultural Festival this weekend, where the focus will be on working together towards a respectful community.

Operational Commander for the event, Officer in Charge Community Safety Station Sergeant Jeff Knight said events like the Multicultural Festival build and develop community relationships.

“The festival is a great way for police to make connections with a variety of people in the community and remind the public that police are friendly and accessible.”

“Respect is one of ACT Policing’s core values both within our policing family and with our community. This includes respecting diversity, each other, nationality and gender.”

“This event is a great celebration of the diverse nationalities and cultures we are lucky enough to enjoy in Canberra.”

“The family friendly ACT Policing stall will be full of fun activities, free merchandise, police vehicles and a tactical operations display.”

“We encourage everyone to come along, enjoy the festivities and say g’day to your local  ACT Policing members and our crime-fighting koala Constable Kenny,” Station Sergeant Knight said.

The ACT Policing stall will be located in City Walk near the Canberra Centre, opposite the fountain. It will operate from 10.30am-6pm on Saturday (18 February) and 10.30am-5pm on Sunday (19 February).