Police officers at Childers Police Station are helping to spread the Christmas cheer by decking out the station with beautiful Christmas lights.
The twinkling of more than 1000 bright Christmas lights can be seen by residents and visitors as they travel along Macrossan Street, Childers.
The Christmas display, complete with an inflatable Santa, kangaroo and sausage dog, was organised by Constable Hannah Shaw.
She said Christmas was her favourite time of the year and she hoped to share the festive joy within the community.
“I think it’s the first time Childers Police Station has been decorated like this,” Constable Shaw said.
“Sergeant (Geoff Fay) said he’d been meaning to do it for the last 20 years.
“He and Celeste from admin helped set it up on 1 December and we’ve had a great response from the community.”
The Christmas light decorations have even caught the eye of other officers around Queensland, and the display is competing to be crowd the winner of this year’s Queensland Police Service Christmas light competition on Facebook.
Constable Shaw said it was fantastic to be included in the competition, but the most important thing was to help spread community spirit and joy at this time of year.
“Even if we don’t win, it’s great to see people checking out where Childers is because of it,” she said.
“I guess it’ll also help people realise police aren’t that scary and we have a soft side after all.”
The Childers Police Station display has already attracted more than 1000 likes on the QPS Christmas light competition post.
Check out the other entries here.
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