Police recruits will spend the next two days engaging with and mentoring children at a camp.
The children, aged eight to 12, will participate in activities, games and a camp fire when they spend Friday night at the Tasmania Police Academy.
Tasmania Police Sergeant Rod Stacey said the program was a great opportunity for recruits to connect with children from a range of backgrounds and be positive role models.
"The recruits have just as much to gain from the experience," he said.
"The trust and connections developed over the two days of camp fosters a really positive relationship between the kids and police officers."
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This year's camp will be the seventh program jointly run by Edmund Rice Camps and Tasmania Police.
Edmund Rice Camps chief executive Andrew Blackett said children attend from all around the state.
"We give them the opportunity to develop self-confidence in a positive environment," he said.
"They develop trust and friendships with one-on-one engagement with positive adult role models within the community."
Financial support for this year's program was provided by the Tasmania Police Charity Trust.