Police have presence
Seymour police staged a display at the Great Seymour Show Off where members of the public could learn more about police units and services.
The initiative aimed to build stronger links and a better connected community.
Acting Senior Sergeant Jamie Emond said he hoped people would take up the opportunity to come along and have a chat to their local police.
‘‘The aim of this initiative was to create a community where people feel connected to police,’’ Sgt Emond said.
‘‘This was a great opportunity to open up the communication channels in an informal space.
‘‘We were happy to meet with people and families as they checked out the display we had at the show.
‘‘We had some of our specialist units there on the day as well, which included Seymour uniform and highway patrol, the police pipe band, water police, mounted branch and search and rescue.
‘‘We also had a colouring competition for the kids with prizes.
‘‘The winners also get to have their pictures proudly displayed at the Seymour police station.’’
Members from SES, CFA, DEWLP and VicRoads were also in attendance.
Display: The Victoria Police mounted branch joined the extensive Seymour police display at the Seymour Show Off at the weekend.