Junior Police Squad
The Junior Police Squad is a brand new initiative which is part
of the Bedfordshire Police’s continued commitment to engaging with
young people in the county.
The Junior Police Squad was launched at Putnoe Primary School in
September 2016, and three other schools - Queens Park Academy, St.
Martin de Porres Primary School in Lewsey Farm and Brooklands
Middle School – have also signed up to the 2016 scheme.
The scheme is for children between nine and 11-years-old. The
new initiative aims to develop and maintain trust in the force, as
well as educating young people in the county on important
Every two weeks, members of the force’s Crime Reduction team
will attend the schools to lead a session with Junior Police Squad
members, covering topics in line with the force’s priorities
including cyber-crime, hate crime, and guns and gangs. As well as
attending one of the force’s own crime prevention initiatives
during the year, the Junior Police Squad will carry out duties such
as litter-picking in their own communities.
Each of the young volunteers will wear a
Junior Police Squad uniform to perform their duties, which consists
of a polo shirt and cap adorned with the Junior Police Squad logo
and Bedfordshire Police crest. Police and Crime Commissioner
Kathryn Holloway has funded the Junior Police Squad Uniforms from
her Community Safety Fund.
For more information, please email Ben.Dimmock@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk