As part of ASB Awareness Week, we are highlighting the exceptional work our mini police officers have undertaken over the past few months, in helping our officers keep North Wales a safe place to live.
The young teams of crime-fighters from across the region, aged between nine and 11, have been working alongside their neighbourhood policing team to help prevent crime, reduce anti-social behaviour and promote positive behaviour.
The aim of the Mini Police project – a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity - is to nurture better relationships between officers and the communities they serve.
It teaches the budding officers about local policing issues, staying safe and undertaking some volunteering activity in support of their local policing priorities.
Youth Engagement & Intervention Officer, Mel Cartledge-Davis said: “ASB Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight the incredible work of our mini police officers over the past few months.
“They have been working really hard in their communities to tackle speeding concerns, anti-social behaviour, littering, graffiti, criminal damage and assisting in community projects.
“They have done some exceptional work and we are all very proud of them.”
The project assists children to develop a sense of personal responsibility and leadership, as well as encouraging an appreciation of their school and local community and the positive role that they can play in it.
“It gives more young people a chance to participate in local policing and community projects,” Officer Cartledge-David said.
“Our mini police are encouraged to take ownership of their own community action plans by identifying issues which affect them in their own community and find ways to help reduce the problem.”