They may be mini, but they are going to make a big difference in West Mercia!

The latest batch of mini police officers have completed their training and are ready to go to great heights to curb speeding and inconsiderate parking outside schools.

PCC John Campion funded the 20 additional signs as part of his commitment to minimising harm on the roads of West Mercia. In 2019, the PCC funded and distributed 40 mini police officers across the three counties.

Officers from Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be placing the mini officers outside more schools that are suffering with speeding or parking problems in North Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

PCC John Campion said: “I am committed to making roads safer in West Mercia. The signs I funded in 2019 have been a real success so I wanted to see more of them in West Mercia helping to change driver behaviour.

“This isn’t the final solution, changing long-term driver behaviour is the only way to keep our children safe, but the signs will help in the meantime. I hope that these ‘mini officers’ will remind motorists to be more considerate outside schools. All too often people don’t respect the speed limits or think about where they are parking.”

Picture shows: PCC John Campion and Constable Natalie Baggott and Detective Constable Sian Evans from The Nedge SNT.