Cub scouts learn about role of the police in Bourne

Oliver and Holly
Oliver and Holly

Cub scouts from 1st Bourne Foxwood got a closer look at life on the beat during a visit from their local Safer Neighbourhood police team.

Police community support officer Bernard Nielander and Police Cadet Eliot Bates, from the Bourne team, paid a visit to the youngsters to chat about police work and staying safe over the Easter holidays.

This visit assisted the group in their community challenge.

PCSO Nielander and police cadet Bates, who are both based at Bourne Police Station, introduced themselves to the group and explained what their roles are within the community.

Officer Nielander showed the youngsters a selection of police uniforms and various pieces of equipment that officers carry on a daily basis before giving the cubs a chance to try on uniform and even restraints.

The cubs were told about the variety of incidents officers are called out to and what they do to help keep the local community safe from crime. In addition, the cubs were told about the serious consequences of getting involved in anti-social behaviour and crime.

Cub leader Cliff Gillis said: “The police have been excellent and really helped us in teaching the cubs about their local community as well as personal and home safety.”