Posted on 14th March 2013
Nursery school children were happily handcuffed during a visit by their local Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Officers from the Buxton team visited Serpentine Nursery School, in Burlington Road, for a chat on Stranger Danger.
About 15 youngsters were spoken to about staying safe when out in public by PCSO Linda Cook, PC Mark Parkinson and Special Constable Annie Price.
The children then had a chance to look at some of the equipment the police have, with some even volunteering to try on handcuffs.
PCSO Cook said: “All three of us went along because we wanted to teach the children about the different roles within the Safer Neighbourhood team.
"The visit was great fun for us and for the children, who learnt a lot about what we do, stranger danger and the importance of having safe places to go.
“The children were very interested in PC Parkinson’s gear, which wasn’t surprising, and some took turns to try the handcuffs.
“We tried to make it light, fun and enjoyable and the kids really seemed to take a lot away from our visit.”