Police meet potential future recruits

02 Mar 2016 13:16 PM

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Police in Newcastle have been meeting the potential recruits of the future.

On Tuesday, March 1, PCs Rebecca Ward and Ian Carlin from the North Newcastle Neighbourhood Policing Team went along to Kenton School and took part in their Future Careers Fair.

The fair was all about career options for pupils once they leave school and the officers were joined by representatives from other organisations and industries including the Army, the RAF, the NHS ad staff from all of the North East Universities.

The officers spoke to hundreds of pupils about all of the different careers in policing and about the police cadet scheme that we currently run for young people. One of our current cadets came along and was able to tell pupils about how great the scheme is and what it can offer those who volunteer.

Students also got the chance to ask questions about the role of a police officer, try on some of the police protective equipment and even got to meet police dog Fozzy, who was accompanied by his trainer PC Dave Heywood from the force's dog section.

PC Rebecca Ward said: "We were delighted to be invited to the careers fair and it gave us the perfect chance to speak to hundreds of young people from all across Newcastle about the work the police do.

"It's always really interesting to hear from young people about their perceptions of the police and what they think the job involves. We got a fantastic welcome from everyone, the students were really keen and asked lots of questions, we really enjoyed the event and think the children did too."

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