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How children aged just NINE are going on patrol to catch speeding drivers

Daily Mail

Children are being used to spot speeding motorists and go on night-time patrols.

The ‘Mini Police’ project for those aged nine to 11 was started by Durham Constabulary and is now being taken up across the country. It gives uniforms to pupils in ‘economically deprived areas’ and invites them to special events.  

The idea, according to official documents, is that ‘vulnerable children’ will be given a ‘positive experience of policing’ and ‘get involved in the local community’.

Children between nine and 11 are being used to spot speeding motorists and go on night-time patrols under plans for a 'Mini Police' force, started by Durham Constabulary

But they can also ‘support subtle educational interventions to tackle Serious Organised Crime’ and ‘gun and gang crime’.

Units of the Mini Police often go out on ‘community speed watch’ duty, monitoring passing motorists on busy roads.

Some are equipped with speed guns while others hold up digital boards alerting drivers that they are going too fast.

The Home Office is contributing £8,000 to an academic assessment of Mini Police, described as ‘the largest-scale primary school “youth association” delivery model ever led by UK policing’.

Acting Inspector Mick Andrew posted this photo on social media with the caption: ‘Thetford Police Cadets heading out on [anti-social behaviour] patrols of the town centre’

In Norfolk, where all 150 Police Community Support Officers are being axed to save money, police have been accused of putting teenagers at risk in a similar scheme.

Acting Inspector Mick Andrew posted online a photo of ten youngsters in high-vis jackets, with the caption: ‘Thetford Police Cadets heading out on [anti-social behaviour] patrols of the town centre.’

It prompted an incredulous response on Twitter, with solicitor Nicholas Diable warning: ‘Even if they’re tagging along it strikes me that a situation could quickly get out of hand and then you’ve got a violent situation with PCs having to defend the kids they’re responsible for… An exceptionally bad plan.’

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: ‘All relevant risk assessments were carried out.’

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16 Responses to How children aged just NINE are going on patrol to catch speeding drivers

  1. WIL E.KOYOTE ( SUPER GENIUS) says:

    THATS BLASTED CHILD ABUSE…………………………………

  2. JGO says:

    Didn’t Hitler have a Jr. Nazi gang of kids too.

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “… that ‘vulnerable children’ will be given a ‘positive experience of policing’ ”

    Like shooting a motorist for failing to comply IMMEDIATELY?

    There are NO ‘positive experiences’ when it comes to pigs.

    “‘Even if they’re tagging along it strikes me that a situation could quickly get out of hand and then you’ve got a violent situation with PCs having to defend the kids they’re responsible for… An exceptionally bad plan.’”

    Unchallenged.

    Don’t expect any GOOD plans from the likes of THEM!

  4. 'ol stewbum says:

    Itty bitty Nazis in training, making psychopaths the easy way, gettin ’em while they’re young and impressionable!

  5. flee says:

    The police force is so understaffed.

    That they have to employ nine year olds.

    I have a better idea.

    We put homeless circus clowns on every corner with a radar gun.

    Now if you don’t see that clown and slow down.

    Then you deserve the ticket.

  6. Katie says:

    The bloody English have completely lost it. Let’s not follow in their footsteps; we better clean our act up swiftly because we really are in the same boat, BUT we are ARMED; the difference.

  7. flee says:

    Like I said…

    Father against sons.

    Mothers against daughters.

    Brothers against Sisters.

    The day is coming when these children will turn on their parents and try to kill you in your sleep.

    Trying to cut off your head with a dull butter knife.

    That’s the programming they’re receiving.

    Anyone remember that scene in the movie..

    Equilibrium. ..where the son starts questioning his father for the state…?

  8. Jolly Roger says:

    You know what’s going to happen to the “Mini-Police”??

    They’re going to be beaten up out in the street for being rat bastards, and at their “special events” they’ll be molested by pedophile pigs.

    • DL. says:

      Either that, or beat up and raped by the “grooming gangs” that have cropped up all over England, especially in the north where Durham is. If they had any brains instead of teaching children to patrol speeders they ought to be teaching twenty-somethings (and native English) how to deal with these illegal Muslim grooming gangs. But that would be too damned difficult…and discriminatory against “Asians.”

  9. morris adams says:

    ages 9-11… more mockery.

  10. galen says:

    The money factor: They don’t have to pay the youngins.

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