PUPILS were given a taste of life in the emergency services when they were made Junior Police Community Support Officers.
Police are building relationships with the Year 5 and 6 pupils from Queens Inclosure Primary School, Waterlooville.
PCSO Matt Dean of Waterlooville Central Safer Neighbourhoods team, who set the scheme up, said: ‘We have organised lots of activities for the children including a visit to the police station and our control room, the fire station, a visit from the dog handler and the opportunity to meet a few police dogs.
‘These activities have demonstrated how the emergency services work.
‘Educational visits from Firearms and Knife Education, ThinkSafe and cyber-bullying have given the children information about the consequences of getting involved in this.’
The youngsters were also taught basic first aid skills.