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Young people take over for the day (Crewe)

November 26, 2012, 4:51 pm

Cheshire Police gave young people the chance to experience the life of a police officer as part of this year’s Takeover Day (Friday 23rd November).

The national event, which is led by the Children’s Commissioner, offers young people the opportunity to work with adults for the day and gain an insight into various workplaces.

Young people across Cheshire spent the day with officers, learning about their role, visiting police stations and going out on the beat.

Callum Griffin, 13, who attends Kings Grove School, spent the day with officers from Crewe Neighbourhood Policing Unit.

He was shown the old cells at Crewe police station, had his fingerprints taken and was given a protective vest to wear for the day.

PC Janet Swinbank of Crewe Neighbourhood Policing Unit said:

We gave Callum an understanding of a police officer’s role by showing him the kinds of activity we are involved in on a day to day basis.

I think it always helps to engage with this age group as they so easily fall by the wrong side of the track.

Hopefully after spending the day with us he will stay on the right side. - PC Janet Swinbank, Crewe NPU

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