Neighbourhood officers have been praised after they took the time to make an unscheduled visit to a school and talk to children about the work of police in the community.
Officers from the Operation Reacher team were invited into Kinoulton Primary School after they found themselves in the area on a speed check operation.
Teachers from the school have been in touch to say how delighted they were with the visit and how much the children enjoyed it.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Rob Lawton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“My officers completed their speed check outside the school, and I’m delighted they found time to go into the school and talk with the children.
“Being a police officer is not just about arresting people.
“It is about engaging with the community.
“This was an excellent example of that and it’s great to hear feedback from the school praising the officers for their approach and saying the children had not stopped talking about the visit since.
“I want to thank my team for taking the time to engage with the community and continue the excellent connections we already have with local schools.”
The children were given the opportunity to see the inside of a police car and a police van as well as talk to officers about their job.
The neighbourhood team is now planning to make another visit to the school for any children who missed out.