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Children from Buxton school invited to the police station by local cops

Posted on 4th April 2017

Officers from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team have recently been joined by special guests at the station.

On Friday, March 24, a group of 10 children from Buxton Infant School were invited along to the police station on Silverlands, Buxton to get to know their local team a little better.

The children, aged 7, were split into two groups. One half of the group went into the conference room where PC Julie spoke to them about the role of the police and how they help to keep the community safe.

They heard more about the role of the Safer Neighbourhood team and how breaking the rules in school has consequences, the same applies if they break the law when they are older. They also got to try on police uniform.

Meanwhile, the other children got the chance to hop in a police car and test the sirens, with PCSO Rachael Blackley. The groups then swapped over.

PCSO Rachael Blackley from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We really enjoyed our visit from our special guests on Friday and I hope they enjoyed it too.

“It is really important for children to understand the role of the police from a young age. That way we are a friendly face they pass on the street or someone who they feel comfortable coming if they find themselves in trouble in the future.

“The children seemed to really enjoy testing out the police car and uniform and also learning more about the police. They also picked up some stickers and colouring sheets before heading back to school.”

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