Pupils’ day in life of police
PUPILS have been getting a deep insight into what it is like to be a police officer across the area.
The teenagers from Hinchingbrooke School in Brampton Road, Huntingdon, were recently invited to spend a day in the life of a police officer at Ramsey Police Station in Blenheim Road, Ramsey.
The pupils, Keiron Asquith, Alice Millington and Jack Taylor, went to learn about how people are affected by hate crimes motivated by race, religion or sexuality.
They also got to see the kinds of police equipment officers are trained to use including batons, radios, vests and a marked police vehicle.
A Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) spent time talking to the pupils about the ways they look for clues at a crime scene that can lead to identifying the offender and they had the opportunity to turn detective themselves and try to dust for fingerprints.
Hate crime officer DC Jamie Brownsell said: “The pupils had expressed an interest in finding out more about the police service as a possible future career.
“It can be quite difficult to organise work experience for young people because of the nature of the work we do.
“I was pleased to have been able to organise this day and hope that as it was a success we will be able to offer the experience to more local students who might be interested.”
Alice said: “We had hoped to spend our two-week work experience with the police force but when we looked through the Connexions list we were disappointed that it appeared not to be an option.
“But I greatly enjoyed the day and learned a lot and it has made me more enthusiastic about joining the police force.”
For more information about joining Cambridgeshire Police or for details about local officers and neighbourhood policing teams, visit www. cambs.police.uk
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E-cops keeps residents informed about local issues and gives regular updates about crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.
RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW: Pupils Keiron Asquith, Alice Millington and Jack Taylor experience life in the day of a police officer with DC Jamie Brownsell and Pc Bridget Cheesmur. (METP-14-05-10RH117)