Runners-up from a recent competition held by Cleveland Police to find youngsters who have contributed to the prevention of antisocial behaviour have visited the Tactical Training Centre.
Five youngsters were given a tour of the centre, where firearms training for officers is held, yesterday morning (Thursday 27th July) and a chance to learn about the officers’ training.
The runners up were picked following the competition held during Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week.
Sienna Whitecross, aged 12, organises a litter pick in her area. She has learnt a lot about the health and environmental issues around vapes and she holds a public stall where she presents this information.
11-year-old Patrik Koroknai supports his friends and peers at his school in relation to bullying, after being a victim of bullying himself.
Freddie Felton, aged 11, runs a social media channel where he will often post messages about the dangers of antisocial behaviour and lighting fires. He uses his channel to try to educate others.
Jayden Foster, 16, volunteers in various capacities including Cleveland Police cadets and has worked closely with the Youth Commission to actively tackle antisocial behaviour. He also takes part in a national research project held by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) which works towards giving a voice to people affected by ASB.
Six-year-old Connor Durant was invited along to the tour after coming runner up in a previous competition.
We hope that all the runners-up enjoyed their tour!
*** Superintendent Rachel Stockdale, Sergeant Paul Forbes and Inspector Darren Birkett with all the runners-up ***