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Below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions
No, the Jet and Ben project is fully funded and supported by Durham Constabulary and local charge meaning there is no charge to schools or the local community.
Yes, the Jet and Ben project is thoroughly risk assessed on a regular basis, both dogs are trained and assessed to ensure that they can fulfil the role safely.It is important though that each school and community group ensure that they have informed parents or people attending of the presence of the dogs to check for any allergies or adverse fears that we need to be made aware of before attending or during our visit.
Since we are Durham Constabulary staff members, we are given the same clearances and checks as a Police Officer or teacher would have and these are repeated and checked on a regular basis.
There are many different avenues you can now use to make contact with us to book a visit; there are many contact links on this website which will send the message directly to us, if you would prefer we also have a Facebook messenger, Twitter and an Instagram account.
To make it as fair as we can for everybody to book in, we try to commit a morning or an afternoon to each individual school or group.
Durham Constabulary has been coordinating the Jet and Ben programme with support from charities such as Durham Agency Against Crime for over 30 years.
This is an individual school or group choice, if the school or group would like this to take place then yes the children can approach the dogs at the end of the session for strokes and photo opportunities, this will be done in a safe and organised fashion with the correct hygiene instructions in place also.