Children were visited by police officers to help teach them more about how the police can help them.

Officers from the Weymouth Neighbourhood Policing Team spoke to children at Haylands Pre-School on Portland on Friday, January 26, as officers engaged with local communities as part of a national week of action.

The children were taught about the emergency services and even got to have a look around a police van.

Dorset Echo:

A spokesperson for Weymouth and Portland Police said: "Last Friday, officers from Weymouth Neighbourhood Policing Team went to Haylands Pre School on Portland.

"The children had been learning about emergency services and how the police can help them so we let them have a look around our police van and even sit in the cell.

"This is a lovely opportunity for the children to engage with police, I think we have some future officers after our visit."

Dorset Police spent the week engaging with communities across the county as part of the national Neighbourhood Policing Week. 

The week saw teams across the county promoting activity that neighbourhood officers, police community support officers (PCSOs) and volunteers do to protect the public and keep people safe.

Officers also spoke to Weymouth College students who are studying Uniformed Protective Services.

Students were given the opportunity to speak to officers about the different roles available within the force.