18/11/2016

Hartlepool Youngsters ‘Take Over’ PCC Office for the Day

Four Hartlepool children gained an exclusive look at the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland today as part of National Takeover Challenge.

15-year-old Robert Foster-Topping from Dyke House School, 14-year-old Daniel Hughes from English Martyrs School, 10-year-old Macey Fleetham-Reid from Throston Primary School and 10-year-old Lewis Howe from St Teresa’s RC Primary School visited Cleveland Police HQ at Ladgate Lane.

They were met by PCC Barry Coppinger, who explained his role and answered any questions the youngsters had about policing.

They were shown plans for the new Community Safety Hub and given a tour of the control room where emergency 999 calls are received.

The children also visited Hartlepool Police Station, where they were shown the custody cells and learned about projects to help Troubled Families.

In 2015 over 44,000 children and young people took part in Takeover Day.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said:

“The Takeover Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to engage with young people from across the Cleveland area and show them the work the police do.

“It was a pleasure to spend time with Robert, Daniel, Macey and Lewis and I hope one day they might consider a career in policing!”