Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2022
College students studying about uniformed services have been put through their paces with a mock 10-hour night shift by police officers.
Inspector Jamie Gray, of Durham Constabulary, worked with the Prison Service and New College Durham to create a packed programme, giving the teenagers an insight into life on the frontline.
The group of students were put through their paces, dealing with a mock police-related incident at the force training centre at Meadowfield.
In addition, they had their fitness tested, and heard from representatives from our traffic and dog sections, response communications and training departments.
Inspector Gray said: “We often get asked about what we do so we thought, why not show them so they can see for themselves.
“It was a unique opportunity to put both physical and mental skills to the test during a mock incident during a night shift. It probably felt very unusual to be ‘at work’ at this time.
“We tested their resilience and concentration, but they had the support of a team of experienced officers and staff, and they did a fantastic job.
“Hopefully, we will see some of them joining us on the front line in years to come.”