A police-trained sniffer dog is being sent into some of the region's hospitals to try to prevent illegal drugs being brought in.
Coco will be used in six psychiatric hospitals across the North East to prevent dealers preying on vulnerable people.
Gary O'Hare, Security Director at St Nicholas Hospital in Newcastle, told ITV News about the new initiative.
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A Domestic Homicide Review is now set to be carried out after Bennett murdered his current and ex partners
The cadets are visiting over 300 homes in Wallsend to deliver leaflets and give residents crime prevention advice on their doorstep.
Alan Bennett killed Jodie Betteridge in front of her three children Teesside Crown Court heard. He had earlier killed partner Lynne Freeman