College students support West Yorkshire Police

Public Services students took part in a live Public Order Riot Training exercise for West Yorkshire Police which tested how they would react in real life riot situations.

Public Services students played the role of offenders which provided a rare insight into the principles of interventions when dealing with offenders and the practice of control and restraint techniques.

Joshua Nowland, 16, of Elsecar, Barnsley, said: “We were put into a role play situation and had been asked by the officers to make sure that we were hostile, a couple of us ended up getting ‘arrested’ as part of the role play.

“The day was brilliant from start to finish. It was an amazing experience that I would recommend to any Public Services student.”

Nicholas Lawton, Public Services Curriculum Leader at Barnsley College, added: “Many of our Public Services students are interested in joining the Police so this provided an opportunity for them to gain an insight into police training.

“This exercise will be a recurring feature of the Public Services course over the next academic year with numerous trips already booked.



Last updated: 13th June 2018

Originally posted on: 13th June 2018