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Volunteers Spend Time With Police Units

A group of CBA students has met an armed response unit and re-enacted a murder scene as part of a community police project.

The Year 10 and 11 students are taking part in the 12-week Jam in the Hood scheme, which sees young people working with officers on community projects.

They have been visiting tenants' and residents' associations and have helped with leaflet drops about Northamptonshire Police's Operation Guardian, a major crackdown on burglary, robbery and car crime.

They have also visited the Force's control room, spent time with armed police and got involved with CSI Corby.

This saw the staging of a 'murder' and the students arrived on the scene with the Incident Response Team, complete with blue flashing lights.

They learnt about the roles of CID and Scene of Crime officers and what happens when a real-life murder is committed.

This week the group, which includes students from Lodge Park and Kingswood schools, is due to visit the helicopter unit and the course will end with a presentation evening.

PCSO Alex Franklin said: "This is a volunteer project for which they had to apply and go through a selection process.

"It's given them an insight into the world of policing and the different departments that make up the police force.

"While they're doing that, they're also taking part in community work and speaking to different community groups."

This is the second year of Jam in the Hood, which is organised by the Jam youth team, Northants Police, Groundwork and Corby Borough Council.