Beavers have a dam good time

THE 3rd Cleator Moor Beaver group enjoyed an exciting evening at Whitehaven Police Station recently.

pic10 (1)

Ready for action: The Beavers were shown the different police vehicles used.

The visit had been organised by the group leaders and Community Officers from the station.

On arrival, the children were met by PCSO Alan Willison who initially spoke to all the children and adults attending with them, explaining what the Police do and getting the children answering questions about the police.

PC Rob Thompson then attended and showed all present the equipment and uniform used by the Police and later showed the children one of the Police vehicles with its lights and sirens.

The children were also shown how a ‘Stinger’ is used to stop vehicles with PC Thompson giving a demonstration.

They fought the law and the law won: The Beaver group were shown into the cells.

They fought the law and the law won: The Beaver group were shown into the cells.

As well as all this excitement, the children were shown the custody area, including the inside of the cells to get an idea of what it was like to be in ‘Jail’.

They finally had their palm prints taken to keep as a reminder of the visit.

The group leader confirmed to the officers that this had been one of the most exciting visits the 3rd Cleator Moor Beavers had ever been on.

PCSO Willison replied that visits of this nature were extremely good, fun ways of introducing the children to the Police and what they do without any concerns or fears from the children.