Officers from a TV police show visited a cadet squadron to fill them in on the important work that they do in bringing dangerous drivers and other offenders to justice.
The officers who appear in Police Interceptors, which has featured the work of Durham Constabulary and Cleveland Police’s Special Operations Unit, met with members of 1932 Blackhall RAF Air Cadet Squadron.
During their visit the officers showed the cadets the techniques they use to catch criminals and apprehend them.
Some cadets were also given the chance to ride in a police car along the country lanes which the officers often find themselves policing while on duty.
Sergeant Sophie Alderson, who arranged the visit, said cadets had “thoroughly enjoyed” meeting the team.
“Mike ‘Spike’ Fisher came with Ian Squire the dog handler and the cadets enjoyed a demonstration of the general purpose dog and the specialist drug finding dog,” said Sgt Alderson.
“Four lucky cadets went out in the police car with the lights on and thoroughly enjoyed it.
“The group loved it as we’ve only just started getting back into more things like off squadron visitors and other things like that.
“They were thrilled when they got a ride in the Police Interceptor car along country lanes and couldn’t keep the smile off their faces.
“I’m not staff, but I thought due to all of their hard work at recent mandatory parades that they deserved a freer so I organised something special.”
Police Interceptors first aired in 2008 and has profiled the work of various police forces across the country.
The programme is broadcast on Channel Five.