French police visit Kent counterparts in Folkestone

Police in Kent are showing their French counterparts how they deal with youth issues in the latest exchange visit between the two forces.

Two officers from the Police Nationale in Calais are spending the day with officers in Folkestone.

The French officers will visit Folkestone Academy and the Brook Education Centre, which is a specialist pupil referral centre.

They will also meet people involved in the education of young asylum seekers.

Bilingual report

The visit is the latest example of the co-operation that exists between the two forces which signed a formal agreement in June 2004.

Earlier this year, two Kent Police officers were invited to help patrol the Enduropale, an international motorcycle event being held on the beach and sand dunes around Le Touquet.

There have also been joint exchanges to learn about how the two forces deal with road safety, crime prevention and victim care.

And a bilingual crime report was introduced to help British visitors who need to report crimes in France and vice versa.

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