Junior PCSOs earn their ‘badge’

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Nine young people from Wheatley and Intake in Doncaster have been awarded certificates after completing the junior PCSO scheme.

The scheme gave the young people an insight into the roles and responsibilities of Police Community Support Officers as the youngsters took part in a number of community initiatives.

The children’s parents were invited along to a presentation evening at Wheatley Youth Club to see what the young people had been doing.

Supt Peter Norman from South Yorkshire Police and Civic Mayor Eva Hughes handed out the certificates.

PC Emma Bloodworth, who organised the scheme, said: “The young people have shown a real dedication to the scheme turning up every Friday night for the last 12 weeks.

“They have taken part in various activities in the community whilst also learning about crime and how the police and PCSOs work.

“It has helped to build relationships between the police and young people and hopefully it will be rolled out across the borough.”