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Youngsters at schools in Fairfield and Buxton have been getting to know their local police

Posted on 27th October 2014

Pupils in Fairfield have been getting to know more about the work of police officers and PCSO’s following recent visits.

Officers from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood teams have spent time speaking to youngsters at Buxton Community School and Fairfield Infant School about their role in the community and neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour (ASB).

PCSO Linda Cook and PCSO Sophie Rost visited Buxton Community School on Thursday, October 23.

The officers spoke to the key stage 3 and 4 pupils about ASB, the consequences of taking part, and the affect that it may have on people living in the local community.

The talk follows reports from residents of children acting anti-socially and causing a disturbance in Fairfield, particularly around Victoria Park Road and Elizabeth Avenue.

PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Working closely with local schools is one of the ways that we can help to prevent anti-social behaviour in our community.

“The aim of the visit was to chat to the children so that they can understand ASB and the consequences that it can bring, along with encouraging them to think carefully about their actions in the future.”

On Friday, October 17, PC Steve Blore and PCSO Sophie Rost took on the role as guest speakers at Fairfield Infant School as part of the school’s ‘People who help us’ topic.

The officers spoke to the reception class about their work, and the youngsters had a chance to ask any questions they had about the police and how officers can help.

PC Steve Blore from the Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “School visits, such as this, are a great way for us to engage with the children from an early age.

“It is really important that the kids get to know their local Safer Neighbourhood team and the role that we play to help keep their communities safe.

“Sophie and I spoke to the children about the role of a PC and a PCSO, and showed them what equipment we carry on a day to day basis to help us to do our jobs.

“We also left the group with some activities, reflective stickers and glow in the dark wrist bands to help the children understand about road safety, and staying visible.”

To speak to Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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