Police visit local schools
Date Published: 31/05/2012
Neighbourhood Beat Manager for West Cross, Mayals, Blackpill and Derwen Fawr, PC Richard Jeavons arranged for colleagues from South Wales Police’s dog section to visit 5 local schools on Thursday 31st May.
St Davids R.C, YGG Llwynderw, Mayals, Whitestone and The Grange primary schools were the destinations for PC Jeavons, together with his colleagues PC Mike Newman and PC Sally Richards from the dog section.
Over 1000 children received the day long input with each school being visited separately.
Children were educated on not just police dogs, but police uniform, equipment and how the police officer is a person to be trusted and approached if they are lost for example.
The ‘’dog sleeve’ was also used at several of the schools.
This was when one of the dog handlers donned a protective ‘sleeve’ which the dog then attacked to demonstrate how they detain potential suspects.
The two dogs who attended stole much of the limelight!!
‘Baj’ the English Springer Spaniel and ‘Sprout’, the Belgian Malinois delighted the children with their antics and intelligence.
PC Newman explained what jobs they did with South Wales Police, such as discovering cash, firearms, people and drugs.
The day provided opportunities for PC Jeavons and PC Newman to meet and interact with the children.
This means that they got to know PC Jeavons better which is essential, not only now but in the future.
This is important.
The inputs proved highly enjoyable for all concerned and proved to be a highly successful and worthwhile exercise.
Close links will continue to be maintained with all of our local schools.