Posted on 14th August 2013
Young Cub Scouts in Hayfield got a closer look at life on the beat during a visit from their local Safer Neighbourhood police team.
PCSOs Will Brockett and Lee Baker, from the New Mills and Hayfield team, paid a visit to the group to chat about police work and staying safe over the summer.
The youngsters were told about the variety of incidents officers are called out to and what they do to help keep the local community safe from crime.
They also told them about the serious consequences of getting involved in anti-social behaviour and crime, before giving them a peek in a police car and a chance to try on uniform and even handcuffs.
PCSO Brockett said: “We’ve been getting out into the community to speak to different groups about staying safe over the summer.
“The young people at the Cubs group really got into it and they were keen to learn about what we do and what they can do to stay safe from crime and danger.
“A highlight for them was clearly getting a look in the police car and checking out the handcuffs and it was a good event for us to spread the word about our work.”
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