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13/11/2012 Middlesbrough

Police Dogs and Horses to Visit Primary School

Pupils at Brambles Primary Academy will receive a visit from Cleveland Police’s dog section and mounted section on Thursday 15th November.

PC Andy Hampson, from North Ormesby and Brambles Farm Neighbourhood Policing Team, will speak to pupils about community safety and will give information on what the police do.

The children will get the chance to meet the horses from the Force’s mounted section and see a short display by officers and canines from the dog section. Officers will talk to the pupils about the specialist function of the unit and what role the dogs and horses have within the Force.

Inspector Bev Gill, Head of Dogs, Mounted and Operational Support, said: “We arranged this visit to the school as it is a great way of educating children on what the police do and the young people that we speak to are usually very interested in seeing the dogs and horses and listening to how they contribute to policing Cleveland.”

Jane Wilson, Headteacher at Brambles Primary Academy, said: “We are really looking forward to the visit.  I can clearly remember ‘Police Week’ from when I was a child in school. It is so important that the children see the work that the police do in order to build positive relationships between police, school and the community.”

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