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Ayrshire's top cop backs promotional drive to make police officers more 'approachable' to children

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Ayrshire’s top police officer has today backed a promotional drive to help make officers more ‘approachable’ to children. Chief Superintendent Faroque Hussain wants parents and guardians to teach their children that police officers are here to help — not hinder.

CS Hussain took to social media while posting a promotional Police Scotland video, called ‘My Police Book,’ written and presented by Detective Constable Stewart Fleming, accompanied by illustrations by Staci Jo Rowlinson.In the six and a half minute YouTube clip DC Fleming talks about three fictional characters called Ben, Lily and Isaac who all benefit in one way or another from police help and assistance.And Chief Superintendent Hussain hopes the video can strike a chord with those in Ayrshire who may be wary of dealing with police.In a Tweet, DS Hussain said: “Please don’t make children scared of the police.“Don’t tell them that the police will ‘lock them up’ or ‘catch you if you’re naughty.’The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.“We want children to come to us if they’re scared, lost or in danger, not run away from us."We’re here to #KeepPeopleSafe."DC Fleming says at the end of the video: “Please remember, when you are out and about, give us a wave and come and say ‘Hi.’” To view the video go to't miss the latest Ayrshire headlines –sign up to our free daily newsletter

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