Beat batting in Taunton

Friday, 10 September, 2010

PCSO Rebecca Seward (above left) with colleagues

As we went to press, Police from Avon
and Somerset were finalising plans to
take their beat to the crease on
Sunday August 29, a part of an Emergency
Services Day at the County Ground in

Organised by Somerset Cricket Club, in partnership with the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, the event coincided with the Clydesdale Bank 40 League match against Surrey.

The event was an ideal opportunity to offer the public crime prevention advice as well as holding bike marking and property registration sessions and
give tours of several of the police vehicles on display.

One of the attendees PCSO Rebecca Seward, from Taunton Police Station, said: "Getting out and about in the community, meeting the public and children is
really rewarding. "It is always lovely to come to an event such as this and have the opportunity to answer questions about
policing, tell people about the work we do and give out some really good crime prevention advice.

"I know the children really enjoy looking around the cars, meeting the dogs and spending time with the Firearms Officers. It is quite exciting for them to be able to put on the sirens and the lights and see what it is like to be handcuffed. It should be a fun day and it helps us get important messages out to the community and engage with people."

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