If you spotted police vehicles or officers in uniform on school grounds yesterday (February 13th), please be assured that nothing sinister had happened!

We welcomed team members from Policing East Cambridgeshire, Policing Cambridge City, and Cambridgeshire Constabulary to King’s Ely Prep for what was a hugely-successful bicycle security marking event.

The free initiative, organised by Mrs Helen Melville, enabled all members of our school community to get their bicycles security marked, which is a highly effective, visible deterrent to thieves. Police say that thieves know if they are caught with a registered bike, the owner can be traced and they will be arrested.

Pupils were also given the opportunity to chat to our special visitors, ask them questions about their jobs, climb aboard their vehicles, and even try on some of their uniform and equipment. A highlight was when PC Rob Tindall, who is the operational lead for cycle crime at Cambridgeshire Constabulary, called through to the force’s main switchboard team and the children received a personalised reply back.

Thank you to the policing team for being so fantastic with the children, thank you to Mrs Melville for organising what we hope will be an annual event here at King’s, thank you to all our families who brought their bicycles along to be marked, and finally, thank you to Mr Tony McInally and our Catering Team for providing everyone with hot drinks and refreshments throughout the event. #KingsCommunity at its finest!

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