Posted on 1st July 2015
Youngsters in Chesterfield have enjoyed trying on police uniforms and meeting local Safer Neighbourhood officers at a recent school summer fayre.
PCSO Janis Naylor from the Dunston, Moor and St Helen’s and Newbold and Brockwell beats visited Cavendish Junior School to host a police stall as part of the school’s summer fayre.
Pupils at the Edmund Street school got the opportunity to try on police uniform including hats and personal protection equipment during the event on Friday, June 26.
PCSO Naylor also took along fingerprinting bookmarks for children to find out more about how the criminal process works and to take away to use at home.
She said: “Hosting a stall at the school’s summer celebration was a great opportunity to meet local youngsters and their families. The children were eager to try on the police uniform and learn more about the role of Safer Neighbourhood officers to keep them safe in their communities.
“We want local young people to understand that they can turn to us if they are ever lost, scared or threatened when they are out and about. This event gave me the chance to introduce myself to the children so they are able to say hello next time they see me out on patrol and hopefully feel confident in approaching me to ask for any help they may need.”
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