10 mini recruits took part in a six-week programme and graduated as ‘Mini Police’ in a closing ceremony at Green Gates Primary School, Redcar on Thursday 16th May 2019. We were delighted to sponsor the new ‘Mini Police’ uniforms and to be invited along to their graduation ceremony.

The programme was supported by School Liaison Officers and included learning sessions about ‘learning the law’ and ‘community engagement’. The ‘Mini Police’ delivered a graduation presentation on anti-social behaviour at the ceremony to the entire school, parents and special guests, including representatives from Cleveland Police and ourselves as the uniform sponsors.

The project aims to help break down barriers between young people and the police – promoting healthy relationships. It also means that children have a positive experience of policing and can interact with officers, help to support initiatives and participate in community events.

We had a brilliant afternoon. The ‘Mini Police’ delivered an excellent presentation, while looking exceptionally smart in their ‘Mini Police’ uniforms. We’re proud to be associated with such a fantastic programme and local school.