Mount Pellon Junior Wardens were given a fun and informative rare treat with a visit to Halifax police station on Wednesday 2 December.
Heather Stout met with Israr Hussain and his colleagues from Mount Pellon Primary Academy, to take 16 Junior Wardens along to Richmond Close police station for a look round where they were met by PC Danielle Lightowler, PCSO Hayley Browning, PCSO Julie Cartwright and PCSO Nicola Shepherd.
The group were given an interesting tour of the premises but started off by watching a video showing the kind of work the police do which was then followed up by a look around the control room as well as the evidence storeroom.
As well as evidence, the police officers also store riot gear in there and PC Lightowler showed the Junior Warden’s some of the equipment they use, such as the riot shields, protective clothing and helmets
Due to the holding cells being full the wardens didn’t get chance to have a look in that area and to avoid disappointment, PC Lightowler took them to the police car park instead where the wardens had chance to see some of the Police vehicles up close.
At the end of the tour, the young Junior Warden’s thanked all the police officers for giving them a very informative and different day out.
Go along for an open day at Halifax Police Station and enjoy lots of fun for all the family.
On Saturday 8 August from 10.30am to 3pm
- Police Fire & Ambulance demonstrations
- Station and Cell Block tours
- Vintage Police Cars
- Children’s Rides
- Food Stands, Entertainment and more
The day also offers the chance to learn about becoming a special constable for West Yorkshire Police so if you are interested in joining, be sure to go along or for further information on being a special visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/bespecial
Note – There is no onsite parking for this event and the use of public transport is advised.
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.
15 Junior Wardens from Ash Green Community Primary School were given a rare treat as Ward Link Worker for Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative; Heather Stout and Home School Link Manager; Anthea Hick took them to visit Richmond Close Police Station for a guided tour around the station led by PC Ian Harris on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
Pc Harris began the tour by taking the Junior Wardens for a look around the control room and an interview room before moving onto CID where he went on to explain the seriousness of some of the crimes that are investigated in the CID unit.
The original plan was to then take a look around the cells but with them being full at the time it was a plan that could not go ahead so to persevere PC Harris led the Junior Wardens to the police carpark where prisoners are transferred from vehicles to the cells holding unit.
It was in the carpark that PC Amjad Ditta from the firearms unit passed by and was on hand to rid any disappointment caused by not being able to look inside the cells. PC Ditta safely showed the Junior Wardens his Taser, Handgun and Rifle and explained that apart from his Handgun and Taser, the guns are locked in an armoury in the back of the firearms unit car.
After all the excitement; PC Harris 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 Harris showing the Junior Wardens a locked room where riot gear is stored such as riot shields, protective clothing and helmets.
It was a day well received by the Junior Wardens who thanked PC Ian Harris for giving them an enjoyable day out which was both very informative and an experience they are likely to remember for a while.