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Meet the PSNI's newest recruit - Ceejay the four-year-old honorary constable

By Claire Williamson

Published 23/09/2016

Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin welcoming @GardaCeejay and family to PSNI HQ.
Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin welcoming @GardaCeejay and family to PSNI HQ.
Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin presenting honorary Constable Garda Ceejay with his PSNI uniform and briefing him about his mission today.
Ceejay insisted on a #Selfie with his dad and Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin.

Meet Ceejay, the four-year-old honorary constable with the PSNI.

Ceejay McArdle was diagnosed with leukaemia in September 2014.

The determined youngster from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan wants to join the gardai when he grows up.

And in June 2015 he joined the Garda force as he graduated from its training college in Templemore.

And on Friday, to give him a boost after receiving his most recent dose of chemotherapy, he became an honorary constable with the PSNI.

Ceejay along with PSNI officers were on a special mission to find a robber who had been stealing all of the sweets from children in Belfast.

He started his day with a briefing with Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin where he got his uniform for the day.

Here he found out their important mission for the day. He even got a helping hand from Batman.

And soon they were off on their journey which started with a tour on the River Lagan on a police boat.

Next they met the police dogs and chased some of the robbers who almost got away with the coveted sweets.



Ceejay then got the chance to operate the water cannon - before seeing the PSNI skid-pan in action.

Follow the action on the PSNI's instagram account here and view their story at the top of the app.

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