NOTTINGHAMSHIRE MINI POLICE
The Nottinghamshire Mini Police is an engagement scheme designed to improve citizenship within our communities and give young children the opportunity to learn about their safety, their role within their community and how the police work within the community to keep us safe.
The scheme is aimed at children in year five within their school (age 9-11yrs) and focuses on the contribution young people can make into our communities to make it a better place to be. The scheme works on improving the relationship between the police and the communities they serve and gives young people a voice to say what matters to them and to influence people around them in a positive way.
Children take part in sessions on water safety, healthy relationships, online safety and many other topics. Sessions are interactive and tailored to suit each separate Mini Police group and the community our children live in.
Part of school’s mini police’s job is to tell the rest of the school all about what they have learned – they are the Mini Police for our school and very important in helping Nottinghamshire Police to spread important messages about keeping safe.
Our Mini Police group also comes out into the community with the Mini Police team. They do community work such as helping out at the Robin Hood Marathon, carrying out surveys with residents to help improve the area, helping at Christmas tree lighting events etc.
They go on exciting visits to some of the different departments within the police, so they can learn more about what police officers do. This might be a trip to see the police dogs, visiting the control room to listen to 999 calls and watch how police manage their officers out and about and even a visit to the helicopter.
Broxtowe neighbourhood team with the Rosslyn’s Mini Police group ready to issue the parking tickets that the children have made.
Police Dogs Visit
Police dogs (PDs), Quantum and Cooper visit Rosslyn Park’s mini police. Quantum is a General Purpose Dog (GPD), who helps to catch criminal on the run. He has been injured a couple times and he has been awarded for his bravery and given dog food for live!