Mini Police enjoyed a
MERSEYSIDE Police's youngest recruits
of the Mini Police have enjoyed a special lunch with senior Police Officers, as
a reward for all their hard work. The Mini Police dined at Merseyside Police
Headquarters with Deputy Chief Constable Carl Foulkes and Assistant Chief
Constable Ian Critchley.
The pupils from Hatton Hill Primary School, in Litherland and St Monica's
Primary School, in Bootle, have spent the last 4 months helping with speed
awareness events, welcoming VIP guests, and even interviewing the Chief
Constable. After the 2017 February half term, a new intake from both schools
will join up as the new wave of Mini Police recruits.
The Mini Police were introduced in September 2016, at a spectacular launch event,
which took place at Hatton Hill, where the children were visited by the National
Police Air Support (NPAS) Helicopter and given demonstrations.
Deputy Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said:-
"This lunch was the perfect chance to say thank you to our Mini Police for
the brilliant work they have been involved in since September. They have been
true ambassadors for both schools and their communities and we sincerely hope
that for some of them, this is only the beginning of their journey with
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley said:- "We are ever so proud of
our Mini Police, and hope to grow this wonderful initiative far and wide in the
coming years. They have demonstrated such enthusiasm, imagination and are
proving to be a really positive force within our communities."
Mr Kinsella, Head Teacher at St Monica's, said:- "The opportunity to
represent St Monica's beyond the school gate and throughout the city has been
fabulous. They have achieved a huge amount for young people and the experience
will set a culture which they will take into their teenage years."
Mrs James, Head Teacher at Hatton Hill, said:- "We have enjoyed seeing the
children engaging with the public and learning that the police are a force for
good in society.