Police students hone their skills

14:02 15 February 2014

Inspector Antonia Weeks

Inspector Antonia Weeks

Archant

The large police presence spotted in Exmouth in the middle of last week were student officers being shown the finer points of community policing.

For several days, 20 student officers, from Devon and Cornwall Police’s HQ in Middlemoor, were honing their community policing skills by interacting with the public as part of their training.

The officers included PCSOs and Special Constables looking to become fully-fledged police officers.

Under the watchful eye of supervising officers, they had to take part in a series of scenarios.

These ranged from incidents like speeding, public order offences and young people drinking.

Inspector Antonia Weeks said: “The public may have seen quite a large police presence on Exmouth’s streets.

“There is nothing to be alarmed about, it is our latest batch of student police.

“They were out and about, taking part in pre-staged scenarios which helps them gain experience of being in the public view and getting used to interacting with the public.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Brian Edwards

An Exmouth man has vowed to raise £42,000 for a Nepalese community which saved his life.

Read more
06:30

People in Exmouth are being urged to help their elderly neighbours register their electrical appliances.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Wood(bury) Stock 2015. Doctors Orders. Photo: Neil Ewins.

A successful blues, roots and folk music festival took place recently at Woodbury’s Malsters Arms.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A fire crew from Exmouth was called out on Tuesday to put out a car on fire in Exeter Road.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Plans for a major care home and housing development in Budleigh Salterton have been opposed again by town planners.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
The new graffiti wall in Phear Park has started to be decorated . Ref exe 0456-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A new graffiti wall in Phear Park has come under fire from residents since it was erected earlier this month.

Read more
Mon, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Read more
Mon, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Read more
Mon, 12:40

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder