Certificates were presented on Friday 22 June to college students who took part in Greater Manchester Police's (GMP's) Natural Born Leaders programme.
The programme is designed to develop young people's skills to prepare them in their quest to be future leaders in society, and this year GMP worked with Bolton and Oldham Sixth Form Colleges.
The colleges selected over 40 students to take part, and each was given the opportunity to visit GMP premises to witness professional leadership first-hand.
During the five-day course the students were given talks on teamwork, leadership and communication, and visited departments within GMP so they could witness these skills in practice.
On Wednesday 20 June, the group spent time with the armed response vehicle team, road policing units, the dog unit and the police support unit. They also took part in exercises designed to test the skills and leadership capabilities of GMP staff, including a public order training exercise.
Superintendent Nadeem Butt, who runs the program, said: “This is a fantastic project that allows us to work with young people from local communities and provide them with skills that will help them to fulfil their potential and go on to be influential leaders in society. It is also a great opportunity for young people and GMP staff to work together to build positive and productive relationships.”
Inspector Asrar Ul-Haq of Greater Manchester Police’s Rochdale Division helped to organise the scheme.
He said: “This course allows us to help a group of talented students by nurturing their leadership qualities, and I would like to thank all the trainers, and other people behind the scenes, who help to ensure that it runs smoothly.”