They will be visited weekly by their local PSCOs and partner agencies, such as Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, RNLI and the Army and Air cadets, who will be providing classroom input and external community projects.
This pilot scheme is aimed at children age 9-11, in years five and six, and focuses on the contribution young people can make into our communities to make it a better place to be.
This is not based on academic ability but is based on children who will enthusiastically join in with all activities, and are in locations where they may not always have these opportunities open to them.
Sessions will be on a wide range of subjects such as water safety, healthy relationships, online safety and many other topics. They will be interactive and tailored to suit each separate Mini Police group and the community they live in.
It is then part of their job to tell the rest of the school all about what they have learned – whether this is on a newsletter, noticeboard, website or even in assembly – they are the Mini Police for their school and very important in helping Derbyshire Constabulary to spread important messages about keeping safe.
The Mini Police groups will then come out into the community with the Mini Police team. This could be performing speeding enforcement, carrying out surveys with residents to help improve the area, and visiting local care homes.