Makepeace is the work frontline firearms officers carry out with young people on the consequences of youth violence.

The Met’s Specialist Firearms Command, SCO19, designed Makepeace specifically for those aged 11 and above growing up in London. Makepeace sessions take place in schools, pupil referral units or youth groups – they provide an opportunity to build trust between young people and police officers while discussing the issue of youth violence.

The sessions are interactive and non-judgemental – they tackle difficult and emotive subject matter openly and honestly, and officers answer any questions young people have, however challenging.

All our officers have a background in youth work, combined with unique experience as the first responders to armed incidents in London – from terrorism to gang violence.

The sessions cover:

  • the causes and consequences of youth violence
  • a discussion of real-life case studies
  • footage from live incidents
  • basic first aid
  • how young people can help to stop the violence
  • the work of SCO19 in London 

How you can book a Makepeace session

If you want our team to come to your school, pupil referral unit or youth group to give our interactive session (we need at least 45 to 60 minutes minimum), or if you just want to ask us a question about our work, click 'Start' below to complete our quick and simple online form.



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