Yass Police Station gets special visit from Binalong Public School

COPS ARE TOPS: Berinba Public School students display their artwork in the noticeboard at Yass Police Station. Photo: Hannah Sparks
COPS ARE TOPS: Berinba Public School students display their artwork in the noticeboard at Yass Police Station. Photo: Hannah Sparks

What do the police do?

"When robbers rob banks, the police get them," Berinba Public School year 3 student Preston Sergeant said.

The school was invited to a special visit of Yass Police Station on Thursday, September 26. It was a chance to find out how the police help the community and take a tour of the station.

"The first thing we do is protect people," Officer in Charge at Yass Police Station, Inspector Matthew Hinton said.

"Sometimes that's from baddies, sometimes that's from dangers; sometimes people have car accidents or bush fires and we help people not go into those areas or get out of those areas," he said.

"If you got lost, would you be in trouble?" Inspector Hinton asked the students.

The students said no and that they would find a police officer who would ask where they live.

The students asked Inspector Hinton what he enjoyed about his job.

"I enjoy working with really good people and helping my community," he said. "I'm lucky enough to be in your town of Yass."

They also asked him how many jail cells there were at the station.

"I have two docks where we hold people for a short amount of time and if they've been really bad they have to go to Goulburn," Inspector Hinton said.

The students also got a chance to practise salutes with Inspector Hinton.

Prior to the station visit, the students had created artwork to show what police officers do. The artwork was placed on display in the noticeboard in front of the station for everyone to view.

Inspector Hinton hoped the visit inspired the students and gave the students and a better understanding of what's at the station.

Sergeant Amanda Watt was in charge of the station tour, which included showing the students the police boat.

  • Yass Police Station will have a ceremony at 8.30am on Friday, September 27 for Police Remembrance Day (Sunday, September 29). Everyone is invited.

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