Cop chopper drops in on primary school kids

| 24/10/2011

(CNS): The police helicopter crew surprised students from Savannah Primary School on Friday with an unannounced visit to the Bodden Town Civic Centre. Students from the school were at the Centre to meet local police officers and learn all about what they do, when the helicopter broke off from routine patrol to give the youngsters a close up view of the chopper. The crew spoke to the youngsters about the helicopter and Inspector Richard Harford talked about the roles and responsibilities of the police in the community.

Chief inspector Robert Scotland, the newly appointed Commander for the Eastern Districts, said the kids and the teachers had a great time. “They were obviously keen to learn all about the police and what we do. They were all very surprised when the helicopter arrived and they got a chance to see it up close,” he said.

Inspector Richard Harford said the event was one of many activities planned for the eastern districts as part the RCIPS’ efforts to raise awareness of policing and of how people, young and old, can work with the police to help keep the community safe. Officers are working with schools in the area to develop an Eastern Districts Junior Police Academy.



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