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News | Ashford Brownies get tips on staying safe from Kent Police

Date Posted: 13th May 2017

Youngsters from the 10 Ashford St Mary's Brownies have been awarded with their crime prevention badges following a visit from Police Community Support Officers' Anne Martin and Peter Sawyers.

The children, aged between seven and ten, were given lessons in what to do if they get lost, who to call for help and how to protect themselves. They also asked lots of questions including what officers need to carry with them, what they wear and how they help the public. They also took a keen interest in how custody works and what happens to people after they have been arrested.

Brownie leader Kelly Horn said: ‘This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to find out all the ways in which police officers help and protect the public on a daily basis. They were so excited to meet the officers and the talk was done in such a way that the girls could easily understand. They were captivated during the session and learnt valuable safety lessons, which have led to them being awarded with their crime prevention and road safety badges.

PCSO Anne Martin said: ‘The children were really engaged during the talk and that was really rewarding for us. We educated them on personal safety and described the various roles of a Kent Police officer. They were all excited to look in our police car and try on our hats.'

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