Training exercise for town’s 14 new police officers

Superintendent Glyn Payne, commander for Scarborough and Ryedale.
Superintendent Glyn Payne, commander for Scarborough and Ryedale.

Fourteen new student police officers who are destined for the Scarborough beat are taking part in a training exercise in the town centre today.

They are out on the streets dealing with various mock scenarios with the help of their more experienced colleagues and volunteer members of the public.

The new officers are due to pass out on July 5, before being deployed to Scarborough permanently.

Superintendent Glyn Payne, commander for Scarborough and Ryedale, said: “The training day will give them an opportunity to gain some valuable experience before they begin their regular jobs, with the added bonus of getting to know the local area where they will be based.”

North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, added: “These officers, once on regular patrol, will help to make that tangible difference in the local area.

* See next week’s Scarborough News for a full report and photographs