Over the last few Years, Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team has been working closely with Peak Academy School to help prepare students for various issues they could encounter during their life.
Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team strongly believe that education and prevention are the best directions to help students make the right choice in life. Over the school year, PCSO Joshua Griffiths has been giving advice on a range of subjects including, Sexting, Internet Safety, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse and bullying. Josh regularly attends the school at the start of the day to welcome and positively engage with the students.
The idea behind this is for the students to understand the role of the police and to help them build up a strong relationship between them and their local officer. With this strong relationship, hopefully this gives a student, who may be in need of help the confidence to speak to their local officer.
The work Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team have done within the Peak Academy School has had a positive effect on both the behaviour and their relationship with the police.