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Mini Police

The Mini Police project within Durham Constabulary is a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity for 9 to 11-year-old children. The Mini Police support the force priorities, through participation in community engagement events. Those involved can look forward to developing a confident voice through enjoyable experiencences.


Children who become part of the programme help to tackle local issues, as highlighted by their own communities.  By assisting the police service, they also carry that ownership and pride back into the community they live in.

Durham Constabulary 175th Anniversary

Meeting the VIPs and handing out programmes for the event


Here is an overview of some of the events our Mini Police have been involved in. You can see photographs from the events above:


  • Charity Event in Durham City - helping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer charity.
  • Christmas Lantern Parade - handing out lanterns to participants and helping to 'police' the event.
  • Numerous speed watch operations - working alongside neighbourhood police teams to check vehicle speeds in problem areas, often close to schools. 
  • 175th Anniversary Celebration for Durham Constabulary at Durham Cathedral - welcoming guests, handing out orders of service.
  • Official opening of new police headquarters building - providing a 'guard of honour' for Princess Anne
  • Dogwise event - helping at the event, as well as apprehending a 'clown'!
  • Durham DASH - assisting the policing team and stewards at the event; marshalling crossing points plus meeting the safe city bear!
  • Miners' Gala & BikeWise - helping the neighbourhood police team with handing out crime prevention materials to members of the public.


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