09 July 2009

Building confidence in the police

St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Northenden is set to be the first school to receive child size PC and PCSO high visibility vests from the Northenden Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The miniature vests, which fit three to four year olds, have been specially designed for children to use during roleplay in lessons and will be presented to every primary school and nursery in the area....

More information:

Neat idea which I hope will go some way towards building positive links between the police and the communities that they serve. Two thoughts though:
  • Do they have a miniature low visibility criminal uniform too for the role plays?
  • Secondly (more seriously) there is no mention of evaluation... I do hope they will assess the impact of this initiative?
Readers may be interested in my other blog articles on confidence in policing:

http://jonharveyassociates.blogspot.com/2009/04/hitting-single-target.html - discussion about the implications of the new single measure

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