Children get a taste of police work
A 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
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
CAPTION: Detective Inspector Tim Evans pictured with the
children and their translators outside NWP Joint Communication
Centre at St Asaph.