Officers from across Staffordshire have been getting involved with their local communities in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
PCSOs from local neighbourhood policing teams have been patrolling their beat during the celebratory period – chatting with parents, business owners, children and local residents.
A few lucky children, with wide smiles beneath their face paint, were given a tour around PSCO Leon Worden’s police vehicle, which was at the Jubilee celebration event at the Cricket Club in Hammerwhich, Burntwood.
PSCO Worden said: “There were lots of excited children who showed a real enthusiasm to interact with officers and learn about our gadgets, some of which even got to activate the blue lights for a real hands on experience.”
In north Staffordshire, PCSO Jasvir Mahil, PCSO Simon Jones and fellow neighbourhood officers attended street parties in Birches Head, Norton and Burslem.
PCSO Jones said: “It was great to see members of our community come together and celebrate such a special occasion.
“These types of events are one of the many ways local officers can engage with residents and build personal relationships within our communities, which is a pivotal aspect of our role as officers.
“The community spirit across the weekend was fantastic and hopefully this continues into the rest of the year.”
Some other activities that took place across the bank holiday included:
A garden party at Staffordshire County Showground
A platinum jubilee music festival in Leek
Jubilee beacon lightings in Bishop’s Offley, Rugeley Town Centre, Tittensor Village Hall, Tamworth Castle, Chillington Hall, St. James’ Parish Church and more
Jubilee parties in Market Square (Stafford), Bexhill Grove (Birches Head), Woodseaves Academy, Milwich, Rugeley Town Centre, Blythe Bridge Recreational Ground, Alrewas and more
A celebration event at Uttoxeter Race Course
A community cricket match at Swynnerton Cricket Club
A vintage transport event at Himley Hall in south Staffordshire