Charles Jardine

Officers had a great time last week when they visited Greasley Beauvale Primary School to speak to the children about what it’s like to be a cop. There was a real buzz around the school as the children got to try on uniform and go in the police van.

Our two PCSOs, Martyn Barsby and Peter Keeley, spoke to the 321 children at the school about the sort of work they do with the community.

With one group they organised a mock trial, with the teacher as the judge, to show the children what it’s like in court. The officers taught the younger children about the dangers of strangers and with the older ones they focused on bullying and drugs.

It was absolutely fantastic and quite a few people came up to the PCSOs at the end to ask lots of questions about the job, I think we have quite a few young ones who want to join the police when they get older.

Elsewhere in the community, we are still working to combat people who use and grow drugs in Eastwood and we recently executed warrants in Awsworth, where three people were arrested. .

We are still getting reports of people still leaving their doors and windows unlocked. Please don’t. 
Thieves may try doors as they pass by and if you’ve left yours open, you could find that they walk in and steal your possessions. Even if you are just going into the garden or upstairs in the house, please make sure you leave your home secure. The same goes for your car, if you leave items on show, no matter how invaluable they seem, you could be tempting unscrupulous people to break-in. fixed.

If you have information about a crime call us on 101.