New recruits signed up to the Mini Police

The Mini Police recruits at Hareside Primary School.
The Mini Police recruits at Hareside Primary School.

Neighbourhood officers in Cramlington have welcomed some new recruits to the Mini Police.

Ten pupils from Hareside Primary School were presented with shiny new uniforms and their very own police badges by PSCO Beverley Keenleyside and Sergeant Steven Nicklin.

Each year, Northumbria Police recruit new members for the Mini Police scheme – and this time it was the turn of some children in Northumberland.

The scheme was set up so young people from all parts of the Force area can learn a bit more about what the police do.

The students will also play an important role in tidying up our local community and keeping its residents safe.

You may even spot some of them in attendance at events throughout the year.

Cramlington Neighbourhood Sergeant Steven Nicklin was proud to welcome the latest recruits on board.

He said: “It was an honour to be invited down to such an outstanding school. We’ve certainly got a great bunch of pupils signed up for this year who are raring to go.”

“I can’t wait for them to get involved in helping their local community while they learn all about our police force too.”

Headteacher at Hareside Primary School, Jacqueline Mowat, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this exciting project which we think will help our children connect with the community they live in and understand the important role the police play within it.”