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Arresting designs win cops' praise

PUBLISHED: 16:21 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 09:40 12 August 2010

THE winners of a competition to design a booklet for youngsters visiting police stations have been named. Bromley police invited

THE winners of a competition to design a booklet for youngsters visiting police stations have been named.

Bromley police invited children from schools in the borough to take part in a contest to design a booklet for young people.

Many schoolchildren rose to the challenge, creating word searches, puzzles and cartoons explaining the role of the police.

The winning entries came from Warren Road Primary School, Green Street Green, Langley Park School for Girls, Leesons Primary School, Orpington, Marjorie McClure School, Orpington, and Glebe School, West Wickham.

The winners will be given a guided tour of the police station next month

Detective Inspector Jane Corrigan, who organised the competition with PC Karl Hardy, said: "We were very excited by the entries received. They were so good we are going to turn some of them into crime prevention posters, stickers and an informative but fun booklet showing the role of police and crime safety tips for children.

"We will also include contacts for children regarding safe web-based activities, other crime prevention advice and confidential contacts if they need advice or support. This opportunity allows us to examine how we are seen by children and hopefully will enable us to create innovative ways to tackle crime while at the same time educating them on the effects it has.

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