The Mini Police have recently been learning about the dangers and consequences of knife crime.
Each of the current Mini Police Schools are receiving inputs to learn about the consequences of knife crime and what they can do to help tackle it.
These sessions have been taking place during and surrounding the national Operation Sceptre week of intensification, which runs this week from 13-19 November.
Safer Neighbourhood teams are delivering important key messages directly to 1000 children through the Mini Police Programme.
The sessions include:
Several informative videos, including from the Ben Kinsella Trust and Metropolitan Police.
Discussions around the videos and the feelings of the people involved.
Information about the law and knives.
Discussions around joint enterprise; how you can be involved, even if you didn’t commit the crime.
If you are concerned about knife crime, or have information, you can get in touch with the following.
101, or in an emergency call 999.
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Fearless at fearless.org.
The Mini Police programme is aimed at children aged 9-11 years old, in years 5 and 6. The programme is designed to give young children the opportunity to learn about their safety, their role within their community and how the police work to keep them safe.
The Mini Police programme is held during the school day and align with the school academic year providing consistent engagement and enabling officers, schools, and partners to work together. As well as all the other amazing things the programme offers, we are giving the children a voice to make Derbyshire a safer place to live.'