‘Realistic’ crime day for police cadets from Hartlepool and around the region

Barry Coppinger
Barry Coppinger

AROUND 100 police cadets will take part in a day of realistic crime workshops.

Cadets from Hartlepool and the rest of the Cleveland Police Force area, along with others from Durham and Northumbria forces, will head to The University of Teesside, in Middlesbrough, where they will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of challenge’s in the university’s realistic Crime Scene House and Law Court.

The sessions will include fingerprinting, footwear analysis, custody office procedure and interview techniques and will culminate with a group court session where cadets will witness a live trial and also have the chance to take part as members of the jury.

Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer said: “The day has been designed to take into account the knowledge police cadets already possess and focuses on enabling them to learn and practice a range of policing skills and techniques.

“We hope this session will promote and encourage their interest in policing and I would like to thank the university for hosting this event.”

The Police Cadet Programme is open to young people ranging in age from 13 to 17 years of age.

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger added: “This is a great platform to give these young people an insight into the practical

skills required by a police officer and a chance for them to develop their self-confidence.

“The cadet programme is almost completely volunteer led by police officers and staff.”