CHILDREN from Ellesmere Port have been given an insight into the work of the police force and some are now interested in becoming officers in the future.
Youngsters at Stanlaw Abbey Children’s Centre in Alnwick Drive were given a tour of the town’s police station and, much to their delight, got to meet the police dogs.
The visit was organised by Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Chris Hyamson, administration assistant at Stanlaw Abbey, was delighted with the positive influence the trip had on the children.
He said: “We are working with these young people to improve better economic wellbeing within Stanney Grange and Wolverham.
“This is done through the medium of the Youth IT group at Stanlaw Abbey Children's Centre on a Wednesday afternoon.
“Myself and PCSO Eric Harwood work alongside each other to provide positive influences and guidance to young people in the immediate area.
“The visit has been organised to help give these youths an insight into the work that the local police undertake, help build relationships and provide positive interventions.”
PCSO Harwood said: “It is important to try and help the youths of Ellesmere Port.
“This group have shown that they respond to positive influences and some have shown an interest in possibly joining the police when they are older.
“We are trying to give them an insight into what branches of police work are available and to make the visit as interesting as possible for them.
“Anything that may have a positive influence on youths is worth trying as it can become easy for some to make the wrong choices in life.”