Chesterfield youngsters take behind-the-scenes look at police

Youngsters from two schools in Chesterfield enjoyed a special visit and behind the scenes look at police work last week (Wednesday, February 24).

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 11:01 am
Derbyshire Police
Derbyshire Police

A group of pupils from Mary Swanwick Primary School, Old Whittington, and Brimington Junior School took a trip to Ripley Police Station.

The youngsters spent time looking around the police cells, a police traffic car and around the contact management centre

They also had a talk from youth involvement officer, PC Tony Bagshaw, who showed the youngsters videos about the work of the police.

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PCSO Sheila Rooksby, of the Whittington and Barrow Hill Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, helped to arrange the visit and came with the youngsters on the day. She said: “It was a great opportunity for us to meet the youngsters, who seemed to really enjoy the visit to the police station, meeting some of the people who can help them and about the different elements of work the police do.

“Forging links with children while they are young is important to us, as it helps us to build positive relations and encourages confidence in their local police.”

To contact the Whittington and Barrow Hill Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email [email protected]