Police officers have paid a visit to Signature at Elton House to brainstorm ways the community can support the force.
The visit is the latest example collaboration between a care home in Bushey and Borehamwood Police Station.
Elton House hosted Daniel and Alexandra for lunch and tea, before tackling topics related to day-to- day challenges faced by officers. These included approaches to combating bicycle theft, aiding and abetting a criminal, wheel clamping and what crimes which are most prevalent in the county.
Residents at the care home were also able to learn more about the vital contribution the force makes to the community, with Elton House being particularly keen to break down barriers often associated with the police.
Discussing the motivation behind the visit, Karen Fleming, Client Liaison Manager, at Signature at Elton House, said:
“The residents absolutely love when they come in and talk about so many fascinating topics. I plan on maintaining what I see as an invaluable relationship with our local police. Often you only hear negative comments about the police, and I feel we should be celebrating the great work our police officers do in what are very challenging times.”
Speaking about the visit, Sybil Saffar, a 100-year-old resident at Elton House, said:
“I loved having the police officers here for lunch. It’s fascinating and insightful to get first-hand accounts of what our wonderful police force face and deal with on a day-to-day basis.”
Plans are already well underway between the two groups, with several police officers from Borehamwood Police Station attending an afternoon tea party with residents at Cheslyn House and gardens to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21st September.