GMP’s Crime Prevention Team along with Dr Leanne Monchuk, from the University of Huddersfield, have teamed together to work with Cub Scouts across Greater Manchester to co-design and co-produce a series of crime prevention resources and a dedicated crime prevention pack.

They hosted a fun packed day ‘Cubs Prevent Crime’ on Saturday 4 February at one of Greater Manchester Police’s training centres and have invited 80 Cub Scouts from Tameside and Stretford.

The Cub Scouts took part in a Billy the Burglar Exercise, experimented designing their own crime prevention message, and were able to find out more about online safety from the NSPCC, played a game of ‘when and how to contact the police’ and explored our exciting police training centre and police vehicles.

Superintendent Chris Foster, GMP’s burglary lead and speaker at the event, said: “It has been great to welcome the cubs to GMP, we hope that the event can inspire the next generation through interesting activities which can enable them to take home some really important life skills.

“This collaborative work is so important to get crime prevention messages out to the community, especially the younger generation in Greater Manchester. Within the workshops, the cubs were asked to design their own crime prevention tools and there will be a winner decided from a competition to design their crime prevention badge.


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