Commissioner of Police joins Constable Care as patron


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Constable Care Foundation is delighted to welcome Mr Colin Blanch, Commissioner of Police, as its newest Patron.

Mr Blanch’s patronage was announced recently at a small ceremony at the Foundation’s offices in Maylands.

“The Foundation has been delivering award-winning safety and education programs for almost 35 years, evolving into a modern, hi-tech organisation of harm-prevention leaders,” said Mr Blanch.

“I am pleased to confirm the Western Australia Police Force will continue to work hand-in-hand with the Foundation in our shared goal of creating a safer WA, with a greater role to play with our youth programs and in particular, our remote Aboriginal communities.

“I look forward to working with the Members of the Board and my fellow Patron, the WA Chief Justice, the Hon. Peter Quinlan SC, with a commitment to providing safer environments for children and young adults right across WA”.

Constable Care Foundation Chair, Susan Fleming says that the Foundation is thrilled to welcome Mr Blanch, who is known for his commitment to youth and crime prevention programs.

“Constable Care has a long-standing relationship with the WA Police Force and Mr Blanch’s experience, perspective and passion reinforce our commitment to work together to serve and protect children and young people in WA.”

Mr Blanch previously served as Deputy Commissioner in WA Police for the three years, overseeing Gang Crime, Homicide, Organised Crime and State Intelligence. He has 30 years of experience in law enforcement, with previous roles including Chair of the WA State Emergency Coordination Group, Former Executive Director of Intelligence for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, and Australian Crime Commission State Manager for Victoria.

The Constable Care Foundation was founded in 1989 by Sergeant Ross Pengilly and is now an independent charity that keeps children safe from harm through theatre-in-education and community programs. Learn more about Constable Care Foundation’s in-school programs here.