What are the Mini Police?
The Mini Police project at St Mary’s is a partnership between Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the school. It will be a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity for up to 20 children who are in Year 5. Children were selected through an informal interview process organised by the local police and school.
The children selected to be part of the project help to tackle local issues, as highlighted by the project partnership and their links with local groups. By assisting the police service, it is hoped that the Mini Police will increase the sense of ownership and pride in their community.
What events will the Mini Police take part in?
The Mini Police plan to take part in three events each term. One will be police led, another will be community led and the third will be a reward event. In addition, the Mini Police will have responsibilities around the school, when they will work under the guidance of Mrs Homewood.
If the children attend police events, they will be supervised by school staff. These events may take place at a range of venues including the state of the art Blackrock Training Facility, where the children will have a chance to see the work that the police dog handlers undertake along with the mounted division.
Who could be in the Mini Police?
Children need the same skills as adult police: