Issued on 14/8/17 at 3:38 p.m.
Officers from Leicestershire Police took a group of young people to Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham on Saturday (12 August), where they took part in a Desert Rat Challenge with other young people from across the East Midlands.
During the day they took part in a number of exercises that included an assault course, leadership tasks and a vehicle crash simulator.
Each team was marked on their performance by regular and reserve staff from across 7th Infantry Brigade and ranked at the end of the day, which saw the team from Leicestershire Police named as the overall winners.
Keenan Bailey-Mann, who took part in the challenge, said: “I enjoyed the assault course the most but it's all been really good. I've done an interview with a newspaper and I've learnt how to work as part of a team and communicate better.”
Inspector Paul Crewe, who has been working with 7th Infantry Brigade to support the event, said: “We’re very grateful to 7th Infantry Brigade for inviting us to the event. It’s been a great opportunity for the young people we brought with us to build their confidence and develop themselves. It’s also been good for us to build on our existing relationship with the army.
“I’m very proud of our team for achieving first place. The consistent feedback from the army staff at each exercise, along with their mentors for the day from the Royal Anglian Regiment, was that they have all given 110%. It’s been an excellent day and we look forward to the next event”.