Today the Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner visited our students for the opening session of Police Horizons.
Police Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden visited Runshaw to talk about his role within Lancashire. Our students also had the opportunity to ask questions about Andrew’s role in the police as well as what to expect when training to become a police officer.
A huge thank you to Andrew for coming to see our students, they all found the talk extremely useful, and were keen to ask questions relating to police training, budget management and a typical working day. Future sessions on Police Horizons will include guests from the dog unit, neighbourhood policing, task force, collision investigators, detective inspectors and many more, along with trips to the force control room and mounted branch. Already this year there are 90 students from different courses across the college that have signed up to the academy.
Lancashire Constabulary recently bought Runshaw’s Chorley Campus on Euxton Lane.
Our Police Horizons Academy provides knowledge on key legislation with the opportunity to gain practical skills via role plays covering lawful stop and searches and carrying out lawful arrests. Students also investigate case studies to give them some background knowledge into the history of policing. They will learn about the recruitment process and what will be expected, with the opportunity to practice the fitness test that is required to pass upon entry into the police. More information can be found in our Horizons booklet below.