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Trainee Cops set to raise money for charity hours before attestation 

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Trainee police officers will run 161 miles to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign.

The off-duty officers will take part in the sponsored run at Redcar boating lake tomorrow, Friday 18th March.

The White Ribbon Campaign is a charity which raises awareness and lobbies against violence and domestic abuse.

The officers will have a big day ahead of them as they run seven miles each on the morning and then prepare to be attested at a ceremony in the evening, having completed a training programme lasting almost six months.

161 miles equates to 701 laps of the lake, which represents the number of people convicted for domestic abuse offences in Cleveland in 2013/14.

Temporary Chief Constable, Iain Spittal, said: “I am really proud that we have officers and staff at Cleveland Police who do selfless things such as running 161 miles to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign.

“There is no justification for domestic abuse and it’s great that whilst generating money for the charity these officers are also able to raise awareness at the same time.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “Part of my ongoing Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy is about raising awareness of domestic abuse and encouraging victims to come forward and report such incidents to police.
“By participating in this event, these officers are helping to do just that and I’d like to commend them and wish them luck in their future careers at Cleveland Police.”

Councillor Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health Housing, said: “The White Ribbon Campaign is a great initiative to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the role men can play in putting a stop to it.

“Sadly, too many people are subject to domestic abuse, but with fundraising efforts like these we can work towards putting an end to violence against women.

“I send the best of luck to the trainee officers taking part in the sponsored run and thank them for making a stand and spreading the message that domestic violence is not acceptable.”

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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