Police visit Chesterfield schools to tackle truancy

Police visited schools to talk about truancy and the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.
Police visited schools to talk about truancy and the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

Chesterfield North Safer Neighbourhood police are working alongside local schools to tackle truancy and also highlight the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Officers from the Dunston, Moor and St Helen’s and Newbold and Brockwell beats conducted a truancy patrol after liaising with staff at Outwood Grange Academy.

The patrols were followed up by officers visiting the homes of students who did not have a register mark from school for their morning lessons.

Officers also visited Cavendish Junior School and Dunston Primary School to chat to year six pupils about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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