Children get a taste of police work


Children from BelarusA group of children from Belarus enjoyed a day with North Wales Police as part of their month long trip to North Wales.


The visit of the 14 youngsters, aged between 10 – 13 years, accompanied by translators and chaperones, has been organised by the Chernobyl Children Lifeline.


For the last eight years groups of children have been coming to North Wales and staying with local families in the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Llandudno areas.


During their stay they are taken to many different tourist attractions and also spend a day with North Wales Fire and Rescue and the police.


Detective Inspector Tim Evans co-ordinated the day long event for NWP and voted it a great success.


He said: “For the second year running I have one of the children staying with me and my family and I do find it very rewarding.


“I have a 10 year old boy with me at the moment and he really enjoys playing with my three sons. He was quite nervous when he first arrived but you can actually see him growing with confidence as the time goes on.


“There is no problem with the language barrier as he just wants to play and he is mad about football so he has been watching the European Championships.”


On Monday June 18, the 14 children were treated to a tour of NWP’s state of the art control room, followed by a face painting session and the chance to see a traffic car up close.


They were then shown around the custody suite and also spent some time with forensics where they were given the opportunity to put on special outfits.


Later they attended the airbase where they had the chance to sit inside the force helicopter.


DI Evans said the day had been a complete success and thanked everyone who had helped to make the day a memorable one for the children.


CAPTION: Detective Inspector Tim Evans pictured with the children and their translators outside NWP Joint Communication Centre at St Asaph.