GMP join experts from the University of Huddersfield to deliver crime prevention advice to Cub Scouts across Greater Manchester
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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.
To begin this collaboration, we are hosting 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.
Through fun and engaging activities, the cubs can learn crime prevention in a way that they can remember to encourage their friends and family to be more crime aware.
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.
“It is crucial we are spreading crime prevention advice, not just to the adult population, but also younger people to help inspire the next generation’s understanding the importance of protecting themselves and their property.
“I hope that today’s activity provides the Cubs with an opportunity to share the knowledge they have learnt with their friends and family whilst having fun.”