Schoolchildren get behind the scene peek at Wiltshire Police

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Published by Henrietta Creasey at 11:47am 13th June 2019. (Updated at 12:19pm 17th June 2019)

Pupils from Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls C of E Primary were invited to the force's headquarters to find out more about their work.

Thirty children from the school near Downton made the trip to Devizes

The youngsters, age seven to nine, were invited by Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson after one of the children sent him a card last year.

The pupils meet some of the forces four legged members including Echo the spaniel and his handler Sergeant Chris Palframan who was a big hit!

He gave a demonstration of the dog unit's specialist tracking skills.

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Echo and Sgt Chris Palframan explained the vital role of the dog unit.

The group also got a behind the scenes tour of the fleet workshop.

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Watching the vehicles being checked over.

The PCC and Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard, answered questions about how the force catch robbers and how they use handcuffs to detain prisoners.

One of the highlights was putting their teachers into custody in the back of one of the prisoner transport vans.

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Mrs Holt, Mrs Penny and parent help Ann White inside a prison van.
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