Pass Out Ceremony held for volunteers

Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson and Superintendent Kate Stephen with the Youth Volunteers holding their certificates
Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson and Superintendent Kate Stephen with the Youth Volunteers holding their certificates

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Fraserburgh Group held their Pass Out Ceremony at the AOG Central Hall, Fraserburgh recently.

The event was held on Monday, February 8, to mark the successful completion of the PSYV mandatory national initial training programme.

Senior members of Police Scotland’s North East Division Command Team along with partners, family, friends and supporters were on hand to celebrate this milestone in the group’s progress.

Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson presented the youngsters with certificates to recognise their efforts in completing the training programme and successfully undertaking emergency lifesaving training delivered by Jim Aitken of the British Heart Foundation.

There are 24 PSYV Fraserburgh Youth Volunteers aged 13 to 16 years.

All are pupils at Fraserburgh Academy. Youth Volunteers can stay with the scheme until they are eighteen.

PSYV Fraserburgh Group Coordinator Constable George Sangster said: “We are now ready to get out into our communities supporting the delivery of projects, initiatives and events wherever we can. Through volunteering we will seek to develop our young people and bring benefit to the community.

“Although we are based in Fraserburgh where possible we will support partners and community groups across the area including Aberdeen, Peterhead and Banff.

“We already have some dates in our diary for the months ahead but I would ask anyone who thinks we may be able to help them to contact me at Fraserburgh Police Office or by e-mail at George.sangster@scotland.pnn.police.uk.”