19 take to streets as Junior Wardens

THANKS: Grampian Police wish to thank all the sponsors, and those involved in the course.
THANKS: Grampian Police wish to thank all the sponsors, and those involved in the course.

Students have again taken to the beat in Fraserburgh, alongside Police Officers and local Community Wardens.

The highly successful Junior Warden initiative, which was launched in Peterhead in 2009 by Constable Kevin Forman, continues to give an educational insight into how the emergency services operate.

The project aims to educate the 11-year-olds as to the consequences of anti-social behaviour and instil a sense of pride and citizenship.

The group’s four-day programme included, a tour of the Fraserburgh Police Office and Cell Block, visits to St Fergus Gas Terminal, Ministry of Defence Police, Grampian Fire and Rescue and Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station.

There were also a number of workshops in Wildlife Crime and Communication Skills.

Lunchtime refreshments were supplied by the Lifeshapers project after the group patrolled Fraserburgh.

Inspector John Esson said: “There is a lot of work involved in running this project but it is highly rewarding for the participants and the community in general.

“It is always a pleasure to see the progress made by the Wardens at the conclusion of their week’s course.”

TOTAL, Group 4 Security, the Scotmid Co-operative Group and Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership are all involved in the scheme’s sponsorship.