As part of our continued work with local police the Junior Police Squad visited the local police headquarters in Kempston on Monday the 8th May.
The pupils started their tour by looking at old fashioned police uniforms. After that we went to see the control room where about a 1000 calls are taken from members of the public every day. We then went to see the custody cells which was very exciting. Pupils were shown how fingerprints and shoe prints are taken as well as a breathalyser machine. From there we went to the canteen where we enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate whilst Bedfordshire police superintendent had a chat with the pupils.
Pupils and staff were then treated to a fantastic dog show where a police dog named Billy demonstrated his sniffing skills to find articles that had been hidden outside. Otto, a German Shepherd police dog, demonstrated how police dogs are used to apprehend people breaking the law.
After this exhilarating performance we headed off to the firing range where we had a look at firearms and learnt all about how the police keep us safe.
One of the pupils commented as they stepped off the mini bus: "This has been the best day ever!" and I think we would all agree!