On Friday a policeman from Surrey Police visited the pupils at Danes Hill School. The pupils and teachers were pleased to welcome PC Phil Jebb, one of the Elmbridge Borough Youth Engagement
On Friday a policeman from Surrey Police visited the pupils at Danes Hill School. The pupils and teachers were pleased to welcome PC Phil Jebb, one of the Elmbridge Borough Youth Engagement Officers.
The children were delighted to find a police officer in their Assembly Hall on Friday afternoon. PC Phil Jebb from Hersham Police Station volunteered his time to speak to the children as part of their PSHCE curriculum. PC Jebb gave an insightful talk on the work of the Surrey police, describing the crimes they deal with day-to-day, introducing his team and reminding the children of important safety measures they should take. All the pupils had the opportunity to explore the equipment used and uniform worn by the police force before PC Jebb answered questions from the children.
The children broadened their understanding of the police and how they work by asking inquisitive questions such as, “do you ever have to chase people” and “is there anyone you cannot arrest?”
Surrey Police are endeavoring to strengthen the relationships between young people and their local police officers. Engaging with them and educating them about crime, how they operate and how the children can do their part for their community, is at the forefront of their mission. Neighbourhood policing within Surrey Police is delivered by Safer Neighbourhood Teams in each of the 11 districts and boroughs of the County. Neighbourhood Teams provide community engagement, targeted foot patrols and collaborative problem solving to tackle the issues that cause the greatest harm in our communities.
Many of the pupils were overjoyed to have a policeman onsite, with some staying after the assembly to interrogate the officer some more. Three of the Year 2 children questioned the policeman on police dogs, they wanted to learn about the training, care and work that police dogs undertake.
Maxine Shaw, Head said, ‘To be informed, interested and involved in communities and lives beyond our school is, we believe, fundamental to becoming a valuable citizen of the future. It was wonderful to welcome PC Jebb to Danes Hill School and the children embraced the opportunity to learn more’.