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An Arresting Experience

19th February 2014

Teignmouth Police Community Support Officer Michelle Buckley visits Trinity School Prep Department

PCSO Michelle Buckley recently visited Trinity School Preparatory Department to talk to the children about the police and her work in the force. She brought in a ‘Cop Card’ which she explained was a new initiative to strengthen links between the Devon and Cornwall Police and the local community.

A Cop Card (as shown below) was given to all the children from 7 years and upwards and the idea is for them to collect as many stickers from the local police as possible and then, when completed, take to Newton Abbot station where the individual will receive a certificate. They will also be entered into a draw where the winner will get a fabulous VIP tour of the Exeter Police Headquarters

After talking to the pupils at assembly, Michelle then stayed on and went to visit the classes to answer questions. Head of Trinity Prep Department, Rachel Eaton-Jones,  was very appreciative and thanked Michelle for an exciting and really informative visit. ‘All the pupils loved it,’ she said. ‘Break time was a real highlight as the pupils were allowed to see inside the Police van. However, I have to report that even though our children are normally extremely well-behaved, a number of them did let themselves down by getting ‘arrested’ and then deposited into the back of the Police van!’

To find out more about the Cop Card scheme visit:http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/YOUTHZONE/COPCARDS/Pages/default.aspx.

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