Twenty youngsters did battle with officers in a summer holiday football tournament in Killamarsh.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team invited young people between the ages of 11 and 16 to take part in the event on Monday 31 July at Killamarsh Active.
It was set up in partnership with North East Derbyshire District Council’s Community Safety Team, Killamarsh Parish Council and Eckington School with the aim of fostering positive relationships between officers and local youngsters.
The group was split into teams, and they played a tournament with officers, which ended in a Cops Vs Kids match. Our officers won 4-0.
PCSO Christina Stevenson, of the Killamarsh Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "It was all about showing the kids of Killamarsh and Eckington our human side, so they see past the uniform and know that we can be trusted and are there to help them.
“It was a great day, the young people who took part seemed to love it and really got involved with the games. When they weren’t playing, they spent time talking with us, asking us questions about policing and getting to know us.”
PCSO Stevenson added: “We hope that by developing these positive relationships will have an affect on the community as a whole, helping us to reduce anti-social behaviour not just during the school holidays but in the longer term too.”