WEST Yorkshire Police is on the lookout for intrepid teen explorers.
The force is launching a new voluntary six-month scheme for teenagers aged 16-18 to explore different aspects of modern policing, while supporting community activity.
Acting chief Constable Julia Hodson said: "This is an exciting opportunity for young people and the police. We will gain a valuable insight and understanding of each other."
The project is in line with the Government's Respect Agenda and Every Child Matters initiative, which seek to identify volunteering opportunities for young people and encourage them to make a positive contribution within their local communities.
Chris Joyce, of West Yorkshire Police's Community Safety Unit, said: "We are extremely pleased to be able to offer such an interactive programme whereby all involved benefit from the enthusiasm and determination of young people to make a difference, while developing their own skills and interest in policing."
The scheme is being piloted only in the new North-East Leeds division, however, if it is a success, it will be rolled out across the county.
Each week the explorers will report to Stainbeck Police Station, where they will be heavily involved in activities including problem- solving, crime scene investigation, hate crime, and intelligence.