Mini Police is a community cohesion project that has been running successfully in primary schools across Lincolnshire since September 2018.
With an unscheduled COVID break in schools the programme was refreshed and edited for its September 2021 relaunch.
It is a 12-lesson engagement programme delivered to primary-aged children, predominantly years five and six (ages 9-11). Some engagements can be delivered as full school activities.
The programme runs for two years and has been delivered by local Police Community Support Officers to enable familiarity, local knowledge and confidence in the local policing teams. It has been designed around the concept of pupil voice so each school has a relevant and impactive experience.
Mini Police Lincolnshire has been aligned to the national Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education curriculum as it focuses on children’s personal development, which helps them be more confident, resilient, independent and develop character. It also helps them to assess and challenge age-appropriate risky situations.