Police lend a hand to Brownies
Dated: 06 Oct 2012[View Full Size]
Police have been giving a helping hand to a North Tyneside Brownie pack completing their communication badge.
Officers from the Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team called into the11th Tynemouth Brownie Pack at Holy Saviour's Church to help the girls aged 7 to 10 who were busy learning about communication.
PC Julie Twigg said: "We were pleased to visit the Brownies and talk to them about the importance of communication. It's really vital in our job as police officers to make sure we get the right information from members of the public to enable us do our job and help people.
"We explained to the girls how we use radios in both our patrol vehicles and on our uniforms, and how we use the special 'phonetic alphabet'. This means police is spelt out Papa, Oscar, Lima, India, Charlie, Echo to make sure words especially names and places are correctly noted down."