Castletown Community Primary School

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Mini Police

Meet the latest Year 5 recruits from Castletown Primary School. They have swapped their school jumpers for hi-vis vests to support policing across the North East

as part of Northumbria Police's Mini Police initiative.

Children from 36 schools across Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland have signed up to this year’s scheme – all pledging to give up their spare time to support operational policing.

The enthusiastic nine and 10-year-olds will be taking on a crucial role in our community, undertaking everything from passing on personal safety tips to their peers to helping officers at public events.

Stadium of Light (December 2021)

Our mini police headed out to the custodial suite at the Stadium of Light to see how the police operate when football matches are held. The children toured the cells and the other facilities on-site.

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