Children at Essendon C of E Primary School were treated to a visit by their local, friendly PCSOs today (Thursday 25 January).
PCSOs Sam Griffin and Jo Woods, from the Welwyn Hatfield Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), spent time with the children explaining their role and how the police are there to help them.
The visit comes during Neighbourhood Policing Week (22-28 January) which shines a spotlight on the vital work of NPTs. These officers are traditional ‘bobbies on the beat’ and focus on tackling local issues. They regularly visit community groups and schools as part of their work.
PCSO Griffin said: “The children were an absolute delight and they enjoyed getting to have a look around our police car. They even had a go at trying to hold our heavy police shields and tried on our vests!
“Visits like this are so worthwhile as it helps children to trust the police and learn what to do if they ever need us. If any of these children find themselves in such a situation, hopefully they will now be confident to ring 999 and ask for help.”
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