A group of crafty kids had all their cop questions answered on Wednesday when they met with Batemans Bay police officers.
More than 30 children put brushes, crayons and textas to paper for the Portrait of a Police Officer activity day at Batemans Bay Library on July 5.
Inspector Angela Burnell said the event was essential in painting officers in a less intimidating light among the community’s youth.
“It’s been fabulous to see our police being able to show their softer side and being able to chat with the kids and answer some of the questions they have,” Inspector Burnell said.
“It’s been quite entertaining to see some of the representations the kids have been able to come up with for our police.”
Police officers modelled for tables of budding artists as their portraits were adorned with glitter and pom poms.
Ms Burnell said the activity stemmed from Coffee with a Cop mornings, which had proven to be successful with older age groups.
Police are not all about the bad times, we’re definitely here for the good times as well- Angela Burnell
“I wanted to be able to do something for the younger generation,” she said.
“I’ve got young kids and they lover their arts and crafts, so I thought, ‘Why not have a bit of an Anh Do style portrait of a police officer’.
“(It’s important) for kids to see the police are not all about the bad times, we’re definitely here for the good times as well.”
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