28 Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School along with Community Warden Ced Oakley, Karen Scanlon and Matthew Scott Thompson from the Ovenden Initiative paid a visit to Richmond Close Police Station on Tuesday 30 June for a guided tour led by PC Kim McCloskey and PCSO Alice Cordingley.
Pc McCloskey began the tour by taking the Junior Wardens for a look around the control room and interview room before moving onto the proceeded of Crime room where a CID officer went on to explain the seriousness of some of the crimes that are investigated in the unit and how they regain processed of crime.
The second part of the visit included looking at the cells and the junior wardens were invited into the custody suite to talk to the Duty Sergeant and Custody Officer who explained all about the process of the cells .
The Sergeant showed the wardens the booking in process and how they take finger prints of each offender before they were shown inside the cells and the custody officer showed the Junior Wardens what it’s like when offenders kick off and pressed the panic alarm
After all the excitement; PC Kim McCloskey then took the children down to the property hold, where items are held as evidence and property that is handed in to the police station is also stored. The tour ended with PC McCloskey showing the Junior Wardens where riot gear is stored such as shields, protective clothing and helmets.