Children get a lesson in community policing

Police talking to Y1 children about stranger danger at Old Earth Primary School'Pictured are PCSO Martin Pickersgill, PC Paul Kaye, Martha Tikadar, Gracie Rodd and Aaron Mellor

Police talking to Y1 children about stranger danger at Old Earth Primary School'Pictured are PCSO Martin Pickersgill, PC Paul Kaye, Martha Tikadar, Gracie Rodd and Aaron Mellor

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THEY say police officers are getting younger, but not this young!

These pupils at Old Earth Primary School in Elland were not joining the force, just learning more about it when members of the Lower Valley neighbourhood policing team visited.

Police talking to Y1 children about stranger danger at Old Earth Primary School'Pictured is Lilly Beckett

Police talking to Y1 children about stranger danger at Old Earth Primary School'Pictured is Lilly Beckett

PCSO Martin Pickersgill and PC Paul Kaye gave the youngsters from Year 1 a talk about the work they do.

They also gave the children some advice on staying safe, including what they should do if approached by a stranger.

The students were given the chance to take a look inside their police vehicles and try on some police uniform.

Class 1 teacher Leila Fox said her students asked about finger printing, how officers caught burglars and the uniform they have to wear.

She and another teacher were also handcuffed together to demonstrate some of the officers’ equipment.

“The children really enjoyed it and the officers were really good with them,” she said.

For crime-prevention advice ring your neighbourhood policing team via 101.