A PCSO from Dacorum Police grants little boy from Berkhamsted’s birthday wish by making an appearance.
PCSO Lee Clements made an appearance at a Luke Kempster’s birthday party after his parents said how much their son adores the police.
Luke was celebrating his fourth birthday with his nursery friends in Tring and was “over the moon” when PCSO Clements paid a visit in his police car.
The Berkhamsted & Tring Safer Neighbourhood officer showed the children the blue lights on the car as well as his uniform, and even let the birthday boy try on his hat.
Luke’s mum Jeannie recalls the moment PCSO Clements arrived at her son’s birthday party.
She said: “The look on Luke’s face was absolutely priceless, he literally did not know what to do with himself.
“PCSO Clements’ engagement with all of the children was wonderful and we are so incredibly grateful to Hertfordshire Police for making Luke’s birthday so unbelievably special.
“As parents, it’s wonderful to know that, on top of keeping us all safe, you can find the time to be able to engage with little people that will remember the visit for the rest of their lives.”
A spokesperson for Dacorum Police said: “We sometimes see parents pointing us out to their children and telling them ‘If you’re naughty, that police officer will come and take you away’.
“This is a polite request to stop, and instead tell them ‘That police officer will help you if you are in danger’.
“A positive perception of the police starts from a young age and we don’t want children to be frightened or intimidated by us.
“We want them to know we are here to protect them, and they can always approach us if they need help.”