Commissioner - "an inspiration" to school children
Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has been described as an inspiration to some school pupils who recently visited Wiltshire Police.
Over 20 children from Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls Church of England Primary School were invited by Angus to HQ in Devizes on 12 June 2019.
Last year (2018), the class was studying about heroes and one of the children made a card for Mr Macpherson identifying him as a local hero. In return the PCC invited the whole class to visit and meet some police heroes so they could learn about what officers do to keep the children and their communities safe.
Following their visit the children wrote letters of thanks to Angus, some citing him as an inspiration.
During the day they spent time meeting some police dogs and saw a demonstration of their specialist tracking skills; they also had a behind the scenes tour of the vehicle workshop and even placed their teachers into custody in the back of one of the prisoner transport vans.
On receiving the letters, Angus Macpherson said: "It was a delight to host this class, they were all very interested in the work of the police, many expressing an interest in becoming officers themselves one day.
"It was fun and informative - for them as well as me.
"A number are also considering joining the Mini Police scheme, when they can, which is good news as this project offers primary school children the opportunity to build positive relationships with the local police team as well as helping their school and wider community. Basically, it encourages good citizenship.
"I was extremely moved by all the thank you letters, everyone was heartfelt and shows that the majority of youngsters are interested in looking after their world and one another."