history of blue light in south australia

Blue Light SA was initiated in 1982 by the South Australian Police (SAPOL) Community Programs Support Branch to better promote Police and Youth relations.

It provides young people with entertainment and activities in an environment free from alcohol, drugs, smoking and violence. Specially trained SAPOL Officers, Civilian SAPOL Employees and Community Volunteers supervise the entertainment and activities conducted by Blue Light SA. Without their support many programs would not operate.

Blue Light SA is responsible for:

  • Discos,
  • Camps,
  • Sail Training on the 'One & All',
  • Living Skills Programs,
  • Basketball Programs,
  • Skate Competitions,
  • School Visits,
  • Educational Visits.

Blue Light SA has developed into a Crime Reduction Initiative which aims primarily at identifying and addressing the needs of young people who are at risk.

Young people may be at risk because they come from a dysfunctional home, are economically disadvantaged, have come into contact with police or youth services or have been identified by parents, friends or teachers as being likely to come into contact with the Juvenile Justice System.

The achievements of Blue Light SA are a credit to all who have committed their time and effort to provide entertainment and supervise activities for the young people of South Australia.

contact details

SA Blue light Co-Ordinator:
Rick O'dea

State Office Address:
Blue Light (S.A.) Incorporated
State Crime Prevention Branch,
GPO Box 1539
Adelaide, SA 5001

P: 08 7322 4027
F: 08 7322 3289
E: sapolbluelightsa@police.sa.gov.au
W: www.bluelightsa.com