Cub Scouts in Maidstone have been taking tips and advice from police as they work towards some important new badges.
The Oakwood Scouts group was visited at its Fant Lane headquarters by several of our officers during the evening of Thursday 30 September 2021, when the 22 children made big strides towards achieving their personal safety activity and road safety activity badges.
During the visit, the Cubs also learned more about the police and enjoyed several displays from dog handlers, to demonstrate the role police dogs can play in tackling criminals.
A Kent Police schools’ officer was also in attendance and the children were given the opportunity to climb inside a police van, try on one or two hats for size and even practise holding public order protection shields.
Sergeant Craig Chalmers-Stevens of the Maidstone Local Policing Team said: ‘This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to find out all the ways in which police officers can help and protect the public on a daily basis. They were so excited to meet our officers and were captivated by the displays. 'The children were really engaged during the talks and that was also really rewarding for us, as we educated them on personal safety and described the various roles of a Kent Police officer.’