Police officers ‘adopting’ local schools

POLICE officers in Erewash are being encouraged to adopt a primary school as a way to build relationships between pupils, schools and police officers.

The scheme which started in Derby is now being rolled out across the county.

Pc Ali Adams, who came up with the idea, said: “We noticed that there was a lot of good work going on with secondary schools but not so much with primary.”

Pcsos visit the school they have ‘adopted’ at break times, meet with the headteacher and attend assemblies in a bid to make sure that every pupil knows their first name.