The Mini Police scheme is an interactive volunteering
opportunity for 9-11 year olds, which follows our 3 step
approach, Education, Community and Reward.
The objective is to introduce these children to a
positive experience of policing and to get them involved
in the local community.
PCSOs deliver education on policing priorities which is
then cascaded down to the rest of the school delivered
by the Mini Police the children then become involved
with community activities to enhance community
confidence and pride such as litter picking, road safety
and intergenerational opportunities.
A reward follows the education and activity which is
based on enrichment for the young people.
digital platform also encourages schools to embrace
the Mini Police concept in their environment covering
topics such as lesson plans, finding neighbourhood
policing teams and sharing good practise.
first year (2018-2019) was an extremely successful year.
The Mini Police were involved in many projects:
Water safety presentation - to our own
pupils and 2 infant schools
Police dog visit
County lines presentation
Community clean up
Macmillan coffee afternoon
Fuzz the dog
Max the Mini visit
Halloween talks at 6 schools
Maryport Remembrance parade
Remembrance service - 2 Mini Police
officers spoke at this service
Poppy making with the joint school
Road safety presentation
4 parking patrols
Internet safety presentation - Wave
centre - 300 pupils
Police station visit
Policing priorities survey
Worked with Northampton University on a
to our dedication, hard work and engagement in the
project Ewanrigg Junior School was selected as Cumbria's
'Mini Police School of the year.' One of our Mini Police
Officers was selected as Cumbria's 'Mini Police Officer
of the Year.' We have also been shortlisted for a Golden
Apple award in the category of 'Best Community
Initiative'. The awards take place at the start of
are now in our second year of the project and have
appointed newly recruited Mini Police Officers. The year
ahead looks very exciting for these new officers. Keep
checking for updates!
The project is being promoted by the National Volunteer
Police Cadets team encouraging all Police forces in the
UK to take part.