Eastbourne Police Help Scouts

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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Eastbourne Police welcomed the 1st Old Town Scout group to their base in Hammonds Drive to help them achieve their Community badge.

The children had the opportunity to sit in a variety of police vehicles, learn about the various equipment that is used within the role of a police officer and were given a tour with PCSO David Kerr.

To show the young people how evidence can be collated at a scene of a crime, each scout had their fingerprint printed onto a bookmark and keyring.

Scout Leader, Sarah French said, “The Scouts and leaders from 1st Old Town Scout group had a fantastic evening visiting Hammonds Drive Police station which was to work towards their Community Impact badge. They spent time with local police officers finding out how they work within the community by themselves and with other services. The Scouts looked at the equipment that they use and talked to the officers about how they can be good citizens. The evening was a great success and extremely informative to both the Scouts and Leaders.”

PCSO David Kerr said, “It was my privilege to have the opportunity to allow the Scout Group enter in to the exciting and interesting world that is Sussex Police. The Scouts all engaged really well with the Officers and Staff alike, asked appropriate and sensible questions that can only enhance upon their understanding and knowledge of how their local Police Service go about their business.”

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