Posted on 7th May 2015
Police in Chesterfield are taking to social media to encouraged parents and carers to point officers out as ‘safe strangers’ to youngsters.
PC Simon Duddles from the Dunston, Moor and St Helen’s/ Newbold and Brockwell Safer Neighbourhood Teams and PCSO Anna Kelsey from the Inkersall, Middlecroft, Poolsbrook and Duckmanton beat, have been tweeting about the initiative, to help children recognise who to go to if they are lost or need help when they are out in the community.
PCSO Kelsey has recently visited Staveley Junior School to chat to pupils about Stranger Danger, including to always tell an adult where they are going; not to speak to or accept anything from someone they do not know; and tell someone they trust such as a police officer, parent/carer or a teacher, if they are approached by a stranger.
She said: “We want local young people to feel comfortable when they approach us and understand they can turn to us if they are ever lost, scared or threatened when they are out and about.
“The events in Staveley have been well received by students and hopefully they now see me, and other local officers, in a positive and safe light, because they get to openly ask questions and find out about what we do. A large part of our job is serving and helping the community.”
For more information on personal safety visit http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Safety-Advice.aspx
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101. You can also follow @DunstonMoorSNT, @NewboldSNT and @InkersallSNT on Twitter to keep up to date with local policing in your community.