On Wednesday, the Aroha Syndicate were visited by our School Police Officer, Constable Rav.
He came to show us the equipment he needs to do his job and to talk about how we can help him and keep ourselves safe.
First he showed us his uniform and some of the tools he uses to do his job:
Then he talked to us about how you train to be a police officer and the different jobs you can do within the police:
We learnt that Police Officers have to be able to talk to people even when the people are upset or angry. They only use their tools such as their baton or pepper spray if they can’t calm someone down by talking to them. Police Officers can do lots of different roles: they can work in schools, at the airport, at big events in stadiums, they can work with Police dogs and much, much more.