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Yesterday Stars

Yesterday Line

The Dark in Our Past

Today Stars

The Today Line

Mistakes we make

Connection Lines

Culture

Ripples

Sir Robert Peel’s Principles of Law Enforcement

Trust Star

Respect Star

Relationships Star

The Guiding Constellation

Stars as symbols

Yesterday Stars

yesterday stars

The five stars of yesterday represent events of our past. These events are forever part of our history.

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Yesterday Line

yesterday line

This line represents the past, as far back as 60,000 years and as recent as yesterday. As the stars of yesterday glow in the distance, they form part of our sky and shine a light on what we do.

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The Dark in Our Past

the dark in our past

The dark empty areas of the yesterday line represent the dark events in our history.

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Today Stars

today stars - courage to listen

Courage to Listen

The today stars represent what is required every day in order to fulfil trusting, respectful relationships. Beginning with the courage to listen.

today stars - fairness from our learning

Fairness from our Learning

Next is fairness from our learning. To treat all people with fairness with an understanding of their story.

today stars - pride in our actions

Pride in our Actions

Finally, after listening and learning, we may have humble pride in our actions that follow.

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The Today Line

today line

This line represents the present; how every day is a new today, inclusive of dark moments representing the effects of the past actions.  By reflecting on our Guiding Constellation of respect and trust, we can build and maintain strong and healthy relationships.

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Mistakes we make

mistakes we make

This dark and empty space represents those times we don’t get it right, however what is important is that we learn from our mistakes, by listening and learning before we act.

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Connection Lines

connection lines

The connection lines represent important journeys between yesterday and today, represented by multiple pathways with meeting places where people join the journey. Although they go in different directions all paths link the present and past.

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Culture

culture swirls

The culture ‘swirls’ representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture which is present around us at all times.

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Ripples

ripples

The ripple element illustrated in this artwork extends far beyond the Queensland Police Service affecting all facets of our life, represented by flares of energy, rippling outward into the universe.

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Sir Robert Peel’s Principles of Law Enforcement

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 1

The basic mission for which police exist is to prevent crime and disorder as an alternative to the repression of crime and disorder by military force and severity of legal punishment.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 2

The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police existence, actions, behaviour and the ability of the police to secure and maintain public respect.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 3

The police must secure the willing cooperation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain public respect.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 4

The degree of cooperation of the public that can be secured diminishes, proportionately, to the necessity for the use of physical force and compulsion in achieving police objectives.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 5

The police seek and preserve public favor, not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to the law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws; by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of society without regard to their race or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor; and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 6

The police should use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to achieve police objectives; and police should use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 7

The police at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police are the only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the intent of the community welfare.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 8

The police should always direct their actions toward their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary by avenging individuals or the state, or authoritatively judging guilt or punishing the guilty.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

Principle 9

The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.

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Trust Star

trust star

It begins with trust, forming the fundamental heart of a strong relationship.

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Respect Star

respect star

Building on this is respect, a mutual understanding and care of each other’s stories.

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Relationships Star

Relationship Star

Only when these two things (deep trust and unwavering respect) are in place can we hope to have strong, healthy relationships.

At the heart of the Relationship Star is the QPS badge, bringing together QPS and community to shine down.

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The Guiding Constellation

The Guiding Constellation

Through our Guiding Constellation, made up of deep trust, unwavering respect and strong relationships, Queensland Police Service will thrive and shine. The paths swirl in and out of themselves.  All three stars are crucial, equal and important to our future.

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Stars as symbols

meaning - stars as symbols

The ‘Look to the Stars’ artwork is made up of many different traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of representing the stars. Representing the diversity of star stories as well as the diversity of people who continue to tell them.

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