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PCSP event for young people in Limavady

PCSP event for young people in Limavady

Thu, June 22, 2017

Educating and informing young people on policing and community safety was the message at a recent PCSP event.

Its Policing Committee gathered in Limavady High School where PSNI Chief Inspector Ian Magee met with pupils.

Welcoming the event, Darren Mornin, Principal of Limavady High School said: “I am delighted to host this worthwhile information day for both our pupils and pupils from St Mary’s High School. It allows them to engage with police officers and create a dialogue on issues affecting young people specifically in relation to policing and community safety.”

Commenting on the role of the Policing Committee, PCSP Chair, Councillor Tony Mc Caul said: “Engagement with young people is key, in order to promote confidence in policing and build relationships at a local level.”

Chief Inspector Ian Magee said: “This was a great event that provided us with the opportunity to engage with lots of students and take time to explain to them the various roles and functions within policing. It also allowed us to get some valuable feedback from the younger generation on what exactly policing means to them and what expectations they have on the service we provide.

“I know that the officers who attended found the event worthwhile. They welcomed the opportunity to listen to the conversations taking place and valued the chance to address a few myths and perceptions.”

The PCSP, which was established in June 2015, is facilitated by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. It’s overseen at a regional level by the Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Policing Board.

Membership of the PCSP includes elected members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and publicly appointed members of the community, as well as statutory organisations that have a role in reducing crime and tackling anti-social behaviour.

The PCSP aims to deliver safer, shared and confident communities across the Borough.

If you would like to know more, please contact 028 777 60304 or email pcsp@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk