Police have taken part an event aimed at helping young people with disabilities deal with emergencies.
Young people from across the county visited Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium for a special ‘Danger Ranger Day’.
The event, organised by charity MacIntyre, was held to give young people with disabilities the opportunity to find out about the emergency services and people who can help them.
MacIntyre is a national charity dedicated to providing education and support to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs.
As well as meeting both uniformed and plain clothed police officers, the young people were given a scenario where a robbery had taken place and given information about what would happen to them if they were a victim or a witness to a crime.
They also had a chance to meet with some of the police officers whose specialist roles are around supporting people who are more vulnerable or who have additional needs.
Inspector Russ Dakin, of the Community Safety unit in Chesterfield, helped bring together police officers from different departments for the event.
He said: “This was a truly excellent opportunity for our officers to meet and engage with so many young people and give them an opportunity to share with us some of the services we can offer to them.
“The responses and feedback we received was absolutely amazing and we were all delighted with the enthusiasm and eagerness to learn about personal safety and how to report incidents to the police.”
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were on hand to give advice and demonstrations at the event, along with other agencies including NHS Derbyshire County, Victim Support, Derbyshire County Council and the court service.
To find out more about MacIntyre, visit www.macintyrecharity.org.