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The force was with them as pupils from four schools converged on the Dolphin Centre for the official launch of Darlington’s Mini Police.

Jenny joined Mayor and Mayoress Tom and Gill Nutt and others yesterday to meet the children, aged from nine to 11, who go to Heathfield, Red Hall and Corporation Road primary schools and St George’s Church of England Academy, Middleton St George.

Under the scheme, about 80 pupils will take it in turn to wear Mini Police uniforms and work with the force to improve community safety. They will help police community safety officers and promote seasonal campaigns.

They will also be able to greet royalty, visit police headquarters in Durham, the police helicopter, Bikewise and Dogwise events and tackle issues like parking near school, speeding motorists and safety on dark nights.

County Durham’s Vice Lord Lieutenant, Alasdair MacConachie, said: “According to the Government, Durham Constabulary is the best in the country and it is projects like this that help keep the force at the top.”

Alan Reiss, chief of staff for Police Commissioner Ron Hogg, confirmed the Government was impressed with the scheme.

The ceremony was also attended by Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon, Mini Police co-ordinator Craig Johnson, Darlington Chief Superintendent Graham Hall and PCSOs.Jenny joined Mayor and Mayoress Tom and Gill Nutt and others yesterday to meet the children, aged from nine to 11, who go to Heathfield, Red Hall and Corporation Road primary schools and St George’s Church of England Academy, Middleton St George.

Under the scheme, about 80 pupils will take it in turn to wear Mini Police uniforms and work with the force to improve community safety. They will help police community safety officers and promote seasonal campaigns.

They will also be able to greet royalty, visit police headquarters in Durham, the police helicopter, Bikewise and Dogwise events and tackle issues like parking near school, speeding motorists and safety on dark nights.

County Durham’s Vice Lord Lieutenant, Alasdair MacConachie, said: “According to the Government, Durham Constabulary is the best in the country and it is projects like this that help keep the force at the top.”

Alan Reiss, chief of staff for Police Commissioner Ron Hogg, confirmed the Government was impressed with the scheme.

The ceremony was also attended by Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon, Mini Police co-ordinator Craig Johnson, Darlington Chief Superintendent Graham Hall and PCSOs.

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