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As Halloween approaches, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) Brogan Willis and Michele Diss spent the day with pupils at a Primary School in Frinton.
Both Brogan and Michele took the opportunity to talk to the children about staying safe at Halloween and answered some of the classes’ questions too.
They talked about stranger danger and what the children could do to make sure they stay safe when it gets dark earlier in the day as the clocks go back by an hour.
“Our visits aren’t about scaring the children or telling them off” said PCSO Willis.
“It’s about building positive relationships with younger members of our community and making sure they can have fun and enjoy things, like Halloween, safely and responsibly.
“We let them try on our police hats and they talked to us about the things they worry about, and we were able to reassure them that we’re here to help them and keep them safe.”
Brogan and Michele’s visit ended with the opportunity to watch a Barn Owl display at the school and see the children having fun as they got involved in holding the birds of prey.
“We had a great time and even got to have lunch with the children” said PCSO Diss
“We really enjoy making school visits and are very much looking forward to visiting the next school.”
If you would like advice about staying safe at Halloween, or for posters to display on your front door or windows to let people know if you’re taking part in trick or treat, please visit our Halloween page.
You can find out more information about the role of our PCSOs on our Police Community Support Officer Page.
Alternatively if you're intersted in becoming a PCSO with us, you can apply on our careers page.