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Ashbourne cops are a class act for local schoolchildren

Posted on 22nd July 2013

Officers from Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team have been heading back to class to talk to secondary school pupils about the work they do.

The team were invited to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School to take part in a series of talks about different careers.

They spoke to groups of youngsters about topics including the work of police in the community, the variety of roles there are within the force and how officers strive to keep the public safe from crime.

The visit, part of the school’s careers fortnight, took place on Wednesday, July 10 and 17.

Sergeant Jamie Millard, from the team, said: “It was a great chance for us to go in and speak directly to young people from our area about crime, the consequences, and what we do about it.

“They seemed to really take a lot out of it and had some interesting questions for us about various aspects of life as an officer.

“Hopefully we may have inspired them to think about a career with the police service – and of course to stay out of trouble!”

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