Maclean kids learn the law

BY ADRIAN MILLER

MACLEAN High School students are learning all about the long arm of the law this term.

A police program has been implemented throughout Lower Clarence schools, with police youth liaison officer Suzanne Kady visiting students to teach them about the role of police in the community.

Senior Constable Kady said the program would provide students with a better understanding of the law and police.

"What I do is get around the schools and educate young people in regards to their rights and responsibilities," she said.

"It's not so much knowing the law, it's understanding why it's there and what police can and can't do in relation to police powers."

Snr Const Kady said she hoped the classes would lead to better, more informed choices from the kids.

"If they've got knowledge and are educated about particular aspects of the law, then when they're confronted with situations out on the streets, hopefully they can pick the right choices," she said.

The program will extend to Yamba Public and St James Catholic schools next term.



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